WASHINGTON (WUSA) -- All this week was National Teen Safe Drivers Week, and we've been focusing on tools parents can use to help keep their teens safe on the road. That's exactly the priority for National Organizations for Youth Safety, or NOYS, with programs that develop leadership skills through peer to peer education and programs.
NOYS says parents of new drivers need to get them involved in advocating for safety. Joseph Toole, Senior Technical Advisor, National Organizations for Youth Safety says, "Whether or not you're involved with enforcement in the communities or outreach or any program to improve safety, listen to the teens because they know what the issues are and they can help you with the solution".
NOYS is holding a national youth-led summit focusing on teen safety and distracted driving here in Washington on December 3rd at the Washington Court Hotel in northwest. Secretary of Transportation Ray LaHood and Chairman Deborah Hersman will be the keynote speakers at the summit. For more information go to their website www.NOYS.org.
Then in May, 2013 it's global youth traffic safety month, registration is now open for high schools from around the country to 'Act Out Loud' and get involved in the message of traffic safety. You can find information on at www.actoutloud.org.