Think again.
Winter may be most known for its treacherous driving conditions, but spring can be a challenging season for new drivers, too. Keep an eye out for bicyclists and pedestrians on warm days. School zones and residential areas will have more pedestrians, so remind teens to be on the lookout and remember that pedestrians always have the right of way.

Bicyclists have the same rights as other vehicles on most roads. In particular, watch out for motorcycles and bicycles at intersections and in your blind spots when you are turning, passing or merging. Spring often signals an increase in construction. Remind new drivers to stay calm, slow down and be aware of the conditions around them. Warn teen drivers to drive very carefully through work zones . Increase your  following distance,  and avoid distractions .

Spring is a season of renewal, and it also can be a fun time to be out driving. Staying alert and prepared to avoid the challenges of spring driving will keep the roads safer for all.
Spring Safety Campaigns for your School Community
April is Distracted Driving Awareness Month
We put together a kit for Wisconsin high schools that includes materials from Impact Teen Drivers . Through a week of messaging, posters, and various product giveaways, we are helping teens learn the importance of focusing solely on driving every time they are driving a vehicle and also speaking up as a passenger. Order your FREE kit here .
AAA PROMise Program
The  AAA PROMise program  helps promote making good choices and communication between parents and teen drivers. The kit includes great materials and is shipped directly to your school. Order your FREE kit here.
Share and Be Aware
As the weather warms
up, more people will be heading outside to walk and bike. Knowing the laws about sharing the road is important for both new and experienced drivers! Wisconsin Bike Fed has great information to help you drive safely and comfortably around pedestrians and bicyclists.   Share and Be Aware

Teen driving contests for students
Create Real Impact
Project Yellow Light
Create Real Impact: The Create Real Impact contest is accepting submissions now. Submit your video, song, creative writing or artwork that provides awareness and education about the dangers of reckless and distracted driving (whether as a driver or passenger). Deadline is March 22, 2018 . Apply here.

Project Yellow Light: A scholarship competition designed to bring about change. As an applicant you have one clear mission: encourage your peers to develop and embrace safe driving habits. For both the high school and college categories, the first-place winner will receive a $5,000 scholarship. Second-place finisher will receive $2,000. Third-place finisher will receive $1,000. Video and radio deadline is April 1, 2018 . Apply here.

Updates from Crossroads Teen Driving
Graduated Driver Licensing Materials
Graduated Driver Licensing Law
wallet cards and fact sheets (English and Spanish) can be ordered in bulk, along with 12x18" classroom posters. Order these free, shareable resources here.
Website refresh
Over the next couple of months,
we will be making improvements to the website,
with the goal of making resources and information even more accessible. If you have any suggestions about the design or
content, please email us !
For more information about Crossroads Teen Driving, contact Carissa Hoium, MPH,
Motor Vehicle Safety Coordinator, at (414) 231-4928 or email