Operation Teen Safe Driver is a program that originated in Tazewell County, Illinois. Police took notice after car accidents took the lives of 15 teens in as many consecutive months. They knew that they had to work harder to prevent accidents that involved teenaged drivers.
In response, the county formed Operation Teen Safe Driver.
Since its inception two years ago, there have been no teen accident fatalities in Tazewell County. Now, the Ford Motor Company Fund and the Governors Highway Safety Association have teamed up with the Illinois Department of Transportation to take the program statewide. Please read on to learn more about how OTSD can keep you and your teen driver safe.
OTSD offers many free resources for public and private use. Topics available here include: Ford Driving Skills for Life, Victim Impact Speakers, ThinkFirst National Injury Prevention Foundation and Youth Services America.
Schools from across Illinois are chosen for recognition and to qualify to win prizes. Many schools across the state were selected in 2010, but only five from each region won top honors. First place schools include: Oak Forest HS, Gardner South Wilmington HS, Farmington HS, Pekin HS, Oakland HA, Chester HS and Patoka HS.
Contact information is available by region and geographic area. Please contact your regional coordinator to find out how you can help implement OTSD in your local high school.
We hope that the information provided here has helped you learn more about advocating for safe teen driving. The experienced attorneys at Hupy and Abraham want to be here for you both before and after an accident. Hopefully by working with the community and providing important safety information, we can help prevent the needless injuries and deaths caused by car accidents in Illinois.
If you have been hurt or a loved one has been killed during an accident in Aurora, Rockford, Springfield, Peoria or anywhere in Illinois, Iowa, or Wisconsin, please contact the personal injury lawyers of Hupy and Abraham today for your free, confidential, no-obligation consultation toll-free at 800-800-5678.