Important New Program For Parents Of Teens In Buffalo
The spring is here and even though the weather won't seem to cooperate, there are some big things about to happen for the teens in Buffalo and Western New York. From prom to graduation day, there are so many great things to look forward to. But this is also the time of year that some parents become a little more nervous as teens are driving more.
On Monday, there was an important meeting that kicked off the "No Empty Chair" program in the area.
The meeting that was held at Lackawanna High School kicked off a week long campaign.
The campaign aims to encourage safe and responsible driving among teens and prevent crashes so that every young person is in their chair on graduation day. In partnership with Students Against Destructive Decisions (SADD), school administrators, community leaders and law enforcement, the GTSC sponsors educational events and enforcement efforts to raise awareness about the driving behaviors that commonly contribute to serious and fatal crashes involving teens.
This program is necessary to remind parents and teen drivers about the dangers of driving and to remind them to stay alert and to stay safe.
...motor vehicle crashes are the second leading cause of death for U.S. teens.
Eventually, we will have great weather and no parent wants to hear the worst possible news that their child won't be coming home due to an accident.