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The C.A.R. Alliance for Safer Teen Driving seeks to reduce preventable crashes and deaths by educating teens and adults alike about how distractions play a strong role in crashes (up to 60% of teen crashes; at least 40% of all crashes). Crashes are the number 1 killer of teens in the US and driving is the most dangerous thing any of us do well into mid-life.
By educating people and by putting a human face to the disastrous effects it has on families in our communities, C.A.R. seeks to change minds and attitudes about what is acceptable behind the wheel to increase driver awareness, and responsibility. We are the only 501c3 nonprofit in Nebraska who focuses on this issue as it’s primary mission.
Now in our 9th year we have reached nearly 30 thousand teens and adults with our message. We engage with students and parents in schools, at safety events, church clubs and other venues. We also speak to businesses about employee safety and responsibility behind the wheel.
Distracted driving is not simply a ‘texting while driving’ issue (although many other organizations focus on that message). As new drivers come of age there is a barrage of new distractions that were never in existence when their parents learned to drive, and they need to know how to deal with those distractions and keep themselves safe on the road.
Please help us continue our mission and to also continue to raise the level of awareness and discussions. As individuals it’s difficult to create change; but as an alliance of people of all ages with a common goal, we can make a difference. But to make a difference we have to agree that it begins with ourselves, and then others.