TEEN SAFETY

High School spring semester
programs are
off and running!

The fall semester of school programs has been completed with positive feedback from students and staff of Weld County high schools.  DRIVE SMART looks forward to the completion of the fall challenges and the to upcoming spring semester!   If you are interested in a half day program at your school, contact us!

Schools scheduled for the program:

January 21                              Highland
January 28                              University
February 4                              Fort Lupton
February 11                            Roosevelt
February 18 & 25                    Windsor
March 11                                 Valley
March 18                                 Eaton
April 8                                      Weld Central
April 15                                    Prairie
April 29                                    Frederick

Student Comments from the Immediate Follow-up Survey:

  • I am never going to text and drive and now I tell my parents to stop texting while they drive.  (Eaton)
  • Before I didn't wear my seatbelt in the back seat because I didn't think much of it even when it came to short distances, but now I do. (Eaton)
  • I changed my family’s behavior when driving. I make everyone put their seatbelts on RIGHT before we leave. (Fort Lupton)
  • I changed my thoughts and actions about someone who wants to drink and drive. (Fort Lupton)
  • I have become a safer driver and more observant. (Frontier)
  • It changed the way I look at the road and the way I drive. (Frontier)
  • I changed my mom’s way of driving, she used to drive and text but when she would get a text I would make her stop the car and text. (Roosevelt)
  • Instead of paying attention only to myself, I've been more assertive about getting other people to wear seatbelts and be safe drivers. (Roosevelt)
  • I told my mom to stop texting while driving and I wore my seatbelt more. (Union Colony)
  • I am now much more aware of distractions while driving, such as texting. I am also much more cautious of other drivers who seem distracted on the road. (Union Colony)
  • I have changed my attitude and my behaviors and not falling into peer pressure. (Valley)
  • Every time I get in to a car I put the seatbelt on, and I'm always reminding my friends to put their seatbelt on. (Valley)
  • I changed that whenever I come to stop not to check my phone, and not to look at the radio when driving. (Windsor)
  • I am ALWAYS telling my mom to put her seatbelt on and not text and drive. (Windsor)

2012/2013 P.A.R.T.Y. Statistics

The numbers are in from DRIVE SMART’s 2012/2013 Prevent Alcohol and Risk Related Trauma in Youth program.  A total of 2,235 students and 14 high schools participated in the program. Thank you to everyone; speakers, survivors, teachers, administrators, students, and all the DRIVE SMART coalition.  We are making a difference. 

 What is P.A.R.T.Y.?

For more than 10 years the DRIVE SMART Weld County coalition has been working to keep Weld County teen drivers safe. DRIVE SMART Weld County started the P.A.R.T.Y. (Prevent Alcohol and Risk Related Trauma in Youth) program in February 2001.  The program involves students in a session of speakers, videos, survivors, scenarios, games and school challenges all designed to help teens make wise choices when it comes to getting behind the wheel. Pre and post surveys are a part of the program.  During the 2012/2013 school year, P.A.R.T.Y. programs were presented to over 2,000 students. 

Contact us if you would like to discuss a program at your High School.


Contact

Kelly Campbell
DRIVE SMART Weld County
Phone:(970) 304-6470x2325
Email:kcampbell@weldgov.com
1555 N. 17th Ave.
Greeley, CO 80631