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Student-led projects focused on improving teen traffic safety also promote engagement, peer-to-peer education and teen ownership. Student leadership is key to the success of the campaigns and projects. Student leaders may belong to groups that already exist at your school (e.g. FCCLA, HOSA), or you may wish to establish a new group that addresses teen traffic safety.
Some quick ways to get started on the promotion of teen traffic safety could include:
- Share teen traffic safety messages with students and parents in a newsletter, email or on social media.
- Link safe teen driving messages to homecoming, prom, or other school events.
- Place “buckle up” signs at the school parking lot exit.
- Decorate classroom doors with safety messages.
- Give free gas cards or car washes as an incentive for participating in a safe driving event.
- Share a quick teen traffic safety video message over announcements or on social media.
- And many more!
Trunk Junk Campaign
It’s time to talk about Trunk Junk! You know, the kind of junk that piles up in your car each year and fills up the trunk? The shoes, water bottles, snacks, and who knows what else! Children’s Wisconsin wants to help educate teens about cleaning out their trunk and getting prepared for another Wisconsin winter.
The first 20 Wisconsin schools to sign up for this educational campaign will receive a kit full of safety items, posters and materials to provide participating students. The kit includes: mini flashlights, thermal blankets, ice scrapers, tire gauges, jumper cables, first-aid kits, and winter hats. Schools are encouraged to host an event in November to help teens clean out their trunks and fill them with safety items.
Click here if your school is interested in signing up to host a Trunk Junk event.
Downloadable event materials:
- Safety checklist postcard
- Event details poster
- Trunk Junk safety poster
- Prepare your vehicle for winter fact sheet
- Winter driving myths fact sheet
- Planning guide for schools
Interested in starting the work at your school but not sure how? Contact us.