More Ideas to Celebrate Teen Driver Safety on October 18 and every day!  

Montana Teen Driver Safety Day is the third Tuesday in October during National Teen Driver Safety Week. Proclaimed by the Montana State Legislature in 2009 at the urging of students from Belt High School, its mission is to bring Montana teens, community leaders, educators, and parents together to prevent young driver crashes, the leading cause of death for teens.

What can you do? Forward this email to fellow educators and download the OPI handout with ideas and resources to promote teen driver safety.

As a teacher, community leader or business owner, you can celebrate safe teen driving by showing videos during lunch breaks and posting messages on social media, reader boards, newsletters, and bulletin boards.

Here are a few ideas to get you started:

  • Host lunchtime videos and encourage safe driving pledges.
  • Stay in Your Lane distracted driving awareness activities.
  • Morning announcements encouraging safe driving habits.
  • Positive messages on reader boards at your school, sports stadiums and local businesses.
  • Conduct seat belt and cell phone surveys to raise awareness.
  • Contest to design a safe driving poster or social media meme.
  • Chalk up the sidewalk with “stay alert, arrive alive” messages.

How is your school district celebrating teen driver safety? Please take our survey and share what your students are planning to do this year. 

Read the latest MTEA News from the Montana Traffic Education Association! 

Visit the Traffic Education webpage for ideas and resources to highlight the importance of driving focused, alert and buckled up.

We are here to help.  Call the Traffic Education Office at (406) 444-4432 or email Patti at pborneman@mt.gov or Fran at fpenner-ray@mt.gov.