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Distracted Driving Awareness Month Resources
Crossroads is partnering once again with State Farm and WisDOT to bring awareness to distracted driving. April is National Distracted Driving Awareness Month, which provides the perfect opportunity to promote communication about this topic. Through a week of messaging, activities and giveaways, we are helping teens learn the importance of: 1) focusing solely on driving every time they are driving a vehicle and 2) speaking up as a passenger. We are using messaging from Impact Teen Drivers.
Distracted Driving Campaign Kits
Crossroads has limited quantities of free kits and banners available on a first-come, first-served basis. If you are interested in receiving materials, sign up below or email Carissa Hoium , Motor Vehicle Safety Coordinator, no later than Friday, March 22. Kits will be shipped during the second half of March, so that they arrive in time to implement the campaign in April.
Teen Driver Safety Virtual Conference webinars spotlight
Crossroads hosted a Teen Driver Safety Virtual Conference late last year. This month, we are excited to feature one of the excellent webinars presented that day! The Wisconsin PATCH program presented about Engaging Youth in Advocacy. PATCH stands for Providers and Teens Communicating for Health . The program works in communities around the state to educate, engage, and empower young people to take control of their own health. In this brief webinar, you will hear from youth presenters as they reflect on their own advocacy experiences as well as key motivations and tips for engaging youth in advocacy at all levels. Please watch the recorded webinar and share it with others.  All webinars are posted on our Crossroads website .
Graduated Driver Licensing video spotlight
Crossroads created three videos to raise awareness about Wisconsin’s Graduated Driver Licensing (GDL) law and how it keeps teens – and everyone – safer on the road. The videos, featuring Wisconsin teens, can be found on our website.
PRACTICE MATTERS : How good are you at anything after only 30 hours of practice? Wisconsin Graduated Driver Licensing Law states that 30 hours is the minimum amount of time spent practicing behind the wheel before teens can take their driving skills test. Whether it’s playing an instrument or learning a new sport, the more you practice, the better you become. When driving, the stakes are high and the risks are real. Like everything else in life, when it comes to driving, practice matters. Please watch and SHARE!
Learning Community Resources
Teen Driver Safety Collaborative
A new statewide collaborative has been formed and is open to anyone interested in promoting teen driver safety. Thursday, March 7 is our next phone meeting, and we’d love for you to join us. We will be posting future meeting dates under the  News section of the Crossroads Teen Driving website Email us  if you are interested in joining this group or learning more about it.

Distracted Driving Work Group
The Distracted Driving Work Group will be continuing to identify our focus areas and projects as part of the Strategic Highway Safety Plan. If you would like to know
more or join the group, please  contact Deena Liska. Resources
Upcoming Teen Driving Contests for Students
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). There are many opportunities to win cash! The application deadline is Wednesday, March 27, 2019.  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. Winners have the opportunity for both cash prizes and the chance to have their submissions distributed across the country.  The deadline is Monday, April 1, 2019 . Learn more at projectyellowlight.com.
HOW CAN WE HELP?
For more information about Crossroads Teen Driving, call (414) 231-4928 or email  crossroadsteendriving@chw.org .