Dear Educators,
Welcome to the 2017-2018 school year! Crossroads Teen Driving has been working hard this summer to create new, FREE safety resources for your students who are preparing to drive or already out on the road. Crossroads is a statewide program of Children's Hospital of Wisconsin that works to educate parents, students and the public about teen driving safety. Many high schools already are connected to Crossroads, and we work with high schools throughout the state. 

Please take advantage of all that we have to offer by downloading and sharing our materials with your school community. And, feel free to contact us any time with questions and ideas.

Here's to a safe school year for all.

Sincerely,
Carissa Hoium
Motor Vehicle Safety Coordinator
Crossroads Teen Driving/Children's Hospital of Wisconsin
WISCONSIN GRADUATED DRIVER LICENSING (GDL) LAW MATERIALS
Becoming a safe, skilled driver takes lots of practice behind the wheel. Crossroads Teen Driving has launched a statewide awareness campaign to help teen drivers, parents and the public understand the importance of the GDL law in developing safe drivers on Wisconsin roads. Graduated Driver Licensing reduces the risk by making sure teens gradually build driving experience with supervision before getting their licenses and restricting driving after they are licensed. All states have some elements of graduated licensing. 

Crossroads Teen Driving offers a series of free resources that include Graduated Driver Licensing wallet cards and fact sheets (English and Spanish) to help educate parents and teens about the law. We also have 12x18" posters for your classroom. The campaign includes community outreach initiatives to high schools, law enforcement and driver education programs. You can order quantities of these free resources here.

NATIONAL TEEN DRIVER SAFETY WEEK IS OCTOBER 15-21, 2017
We are partnering with State Farm and the Wisconsin Department of Transportation to celebrate National Teen Driver Safety Week. The focus of this year’s campaign is Wisconsin’s Graduated Driver Licensing (GDL) law. The goal is to educate teens about the risks of teen driving and the importance of GDL in developing and encouraging safe, responsible drivers and reducing crashes and fatalities on Wisconsin roads. Participating schools will receive a kit of materials to use for the week that includes: messages to be read over morning announcements or displayed on announcement boards throughout the week; car magnets, wallet cards and posters; a National Teen Driver Safety Week banner (for those schools that do not already have one) and a "How many hours?" game that demonstrates the importance of practice hours in becoming a safe, skilled driver.

We have limited quantities of kits available to schools that are available on a first-come, first-served basis. If you are interested in receiving materials, please contact Carissa Hoium , motor vehicle safety coordinator, no later than Friday, September 29.

REDUCE THE RISK FACT SHEETS
Driving can be dangerous, but the more your students know, the safer we all will be. Download and share fact sheets in English and Spanish on the following risk factor topics:
If you are interested in using Graduated Driver Licensing resources in your community
or would like more information about Crossroads Teen Driving, contact Deena Liska,
Teen Driving Coordinator, at (414) 231-4893 or email dliska@chw.org .