Nurses and Injury Prevention Coordinators Volunteering in Their Communities to Educate Teens About Distracted Driving -The 2016 End Distracted Driving (EndDD.org) Student Presentation
As part of its volunteer speaker network EndDD.org is proud to have a number of nurses and injury prevention coordinators from hospitals across the country. To date, EndDD.org speakers have reached nearly 300,000 students in more than 40 states and several Canadian provinces. Thanks to the volunteer efforts of its speakers there is no cost for schools.
Many nurses and injury prevention coordinators have experience speaking with students about safety issues ranging from bullying, seat belt usage to drunk driving. Because of their knowledge and commitment to injury prevention, nurses and injury prevention coordinators are a natural fit to speak with students about distracted driving. Given that car crashes are the leading cause of death for teens and that recent studies suggest that distracted driving may be responsible for more than 50% of teen crashes, it is critical that teens be presented with information that will enable them to make safe choices while driving, as well as when riding as a passenger with others.
The 2016 EndDD.org presentation is science-based, incorporates health communication and behavior change theory and was developed with the help of Children’s Hospital of Philadelphia (CHOP). The power point presentation is scripted, includes speaker’s notes, answers to frequently asked questions and citations for the most relevant studies. The presentation is engaging, interactive and contains nothing graphic or bloody. It includes a number of videos, poignant and humorous, all designed to elicit discussion and promote self-reflection. Students are empowered to make their own decisions about the drivers they want to be.
Thank you to our nurse and injury prevention coordinators, but we need more volunteers to keep teens safe!!