ITD Office of Highway Safety empowers teen leaders
to promote safe driving
Fifty teens from across the state gathered in downtown Boise June 22 to learn how they can start community initiatives to promote good driving habits. Pictured above are several of the teens and OHS' Ken Corder (back row, far right)
The effort was part of the Association of Idaho Cities’ youth track at the annual conference. The Office of Highway Safety hosted the workshop and taught the teens how to conduct a Teen Road Safety Assessment service project to promote engaged and safe driving.
For the teens, that meant taking it to the streets.
The group was split into teams that stationed themselves throughout the busy streets of downtown Boise. There, they observed drivers – noting the good and the bad behaviors. One tick for a businessman checking his email. Another one for a woman checking her Instagram. Was the driver wearing their seat belt? Mark it down.
“This is an eye-opening experience for many of these teens,” said Ken Corder from the Office of Highway Safety. “These are young and impressionable drivers; we hope this exercise will help them develop good behaviors behind the wheel.”