More teens die in automobile crashes than any other cause of death in the United States. Countless others are injured. This is a widespread problem that requires a combination of national and local actions. Working on the community level, the National Foundation for Teen Safe Driving builds alliances with businesses, government, law enforcement, schools, parents and teens to prevent these tragedies. We create a culture of safety that enables teens to positively influence their peers and others to solve this problem.
NFTSD, founded in 2011 as the DCH Teen Safe Driving Foundation, assures greater awareness by educating teens and their parents as to the dangers faced by inexperienced drivers and the significance of Graduated Driver License compliance.
Today DCH is part of Lithia Motors Inc. and continues its support. With this close alliance we are proud that Lithia and DCH, among others, are dedicated to supporting the Foundation as it expands its nationally recognized work. The Auto Group works with NFTSD to advocate that distracted driving, especially among new and young drivers, is dangerous and potentially deadly. In conjunction with NFTSD, individual dealerships sponsor events, activities and opportunities for learning with the ultimate goal of reducing crash related tragedies.
In 2015, this groundbreaking and award winning work is expanding to other communities. We are building upon our excellent track record, one that includes receipt of the Governors Highway Safety Association Peter K. O'Rourke Special Achievement Award for notable achievements in highway safety, the Commerce and Industry Association of New Jersey Innovative Award and the Students Against Destructive Decisions' (SADD) Outstanding Contribution Award. Through our continued involvement with organizations such as SADD, the National Organizations for Youth Safety (NOYS) and the National Safety Council Teen Driving Coalitions, we are uniquely positioned to advance national best practices on the local level. NFTSD we will continue to connect businesses to their individual community needs and build the alliances necessary to create a culture of safety. Working together we can prevent these teen tragedies.