ITASCA, Ill., May 10, 2016 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- The National Safety Council is accepting nominations for the 2016 Teen Driving Safety Leadership Awards, made possible by a grant from the General Motors Foundation. The award recognizes individuals and organizations whose contributions have measurably influenced teen driver safety.
"Car crashes continue to be the leading cause of death for American teens," said Deborah A.P. Hersman, president and CEO of the National Safety Council. "Fortunately, these crashes continue to decline because of outstanding leadership and efforts to affect change. We look forward to recognizing those contributions again this year, because there are so many people helping to protect our most vulnerable drivers."
Award winners will have shepherded programs or initiatives that have:
- Changed behaviors around teen driving
- Led efforts to engage and educate teens, parents and/or communities
- Advocated for policies based on the proven principles of Graduated Driver Licensing (GDL)
"Once again, we are proud to partner with the National Safety Council to honor those who keep our teen drivers safer," said Jeff Boyer, General Motors global vice president for vehicle safety. "Through recognizing these efforts, we can continue the necessary discussion about how to reduce teen car crashes and save lives."
Nominations will be accepted through July 1, 2016. Individuals and organizations may nominate themselves and/or others. Winners will receive national recognition at the 2016 NSC Congress & Expo in Anaheim, California in October. To nominate an individual or organization or to view past winners, visit nsc.org/teenaward.
About the National Safety Council
Founded in 1913 and chartered by Congress, the National Safety Council, nsc.org, is a nonprofit organization whose mission is to save lives by preventing injuries and deaths at work, in homes and communities, and on the road through leadership, research, education and advocacy. NSC advances this mission by partnering with businesses, government agencies, elected officials and the public in areas where we can make the most impact – distracted driving, teen driving, workplace safety, prescription drug overdoses and Safe Communities.
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SOURCE National Safety Council