Over the years, it's been my great privilege to work with countless partners in DOT's campaign to end America's distracted driving epidemic. As I've traveled the country spreading the word about the dangers of texting and cell phone use behind the wheel, I've been joined by parents, students, educators, employers, legislators, and so many others who are committed to keeping roads safe in their communities.
But one of the organizations that has been with us from the start is NOYS--the National Organizations for Youth Safety. NOYS, a national youth health and safety coalition, is committed to promoting youth empowerment and building partnerships that save lives, prevent injuries, and promote healthy lifestyles. And for the last several years, NOYS and its youth leaders have been leading the charge to help teens get the message that cell phones and driving don't mix.
This weekend, young people from across the country are traveling to Washington, DC, to participate in NOYS's third annual Teen Distracted Driving Summit. More than 100 teens are expected to attend the three day event, which will include presentations, interactive activities, and training sessions on how to combat distracted driving.
But these youth safety leaders aren't just here to listen--they're here to take action.