Youth of Virginia Speak Out About Traffic Safety and the Virginia State Police, funded by a grant from the Virginia Department of Motor Vehicles, kicked off its Arrive Alive campaign in local middle and high schools on April 4 to encourage safe teen driving during the high-risk, warm weather months.
According to a press release from Youth of Virginia Speak Out About Traffic Safety, more teen drivers in Virginia will be involved in traffic crashes between the months of May and August than any other time of the year and the Arrive Alive campaign aims to curb that trend.
“With students across Virginia using their positive influence to encourage and remind each other to drive safely and celebrate responsibly, we can change behaviors and reduce crash risks during this dangerous period for teens. Our goal is to make this year’s prom, graduation, and summer break the safest yet,” said Mary King, program manager for Youth of Virginia Speak Out About Traffic Safety. For more information, visit yovaso.org.