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Andy Pilgrim started speaking to high school students in the mid-1990’s as a give-back project and continues to educate new drivers, parents with children of ALL ages, teachers and grade 4 thru 8 school students.

 

Our Mission:

 

The Traffic Safety Education Foundation’s mission is to

educate new drivers, parents with children of ALL ages,

teachers and grade 4 thru 8 school students about

traffic safety and the deadly problems associated with

the growing distracted driving epidemic.  Driving

experts drive distraction free because of what they

know.  Education is the key to improving knowledge and

driving safety in the US.  

 

Sadly, the problem of distracted driving continues to grow at an alarming rate.

 

It is no secret that driving collisions and crashes are the number one killer of teenagers; there are over 6,000 traffic deaths and 500,000 serious injuries of 13 - 19 year olds that occur every year on US roads.

 

The sad reality surrounding the increase in distracted driving behavior is this; 1 out of every 150 people in the U.S. will die in automotive collisions or crashes. The goal of the Traffic Safety Education Foundation is to help change these horrific statistics for the better.

 

Tools for Education and Knowledge:

 

The Vehicle Driver Aid Technology Today (VDATT) video contains 22 chapters. It explains how vehicle driver aid technology is designed to help a driver who may be distracted or need an assist to be safer on the road. VDATT also highlights many of the warnings associated with driver aid technology. Every driver needs to understand and heed the manufacturer warnings associated with driver aid technology. Nobody should assume, or drive, as if driver aid technology is 100% effective or reliable, because it isn’t.

 

Awareness Driving Techniques for Today shows 27 different every day driving situations. It includes freeways, merging, red light runners, night time, rain, snow, ice and more. It centers on the importance of eye-scanning, situational awareness, hazard perception and critical thinking while driving. It clearly shows numerous driving situations and how even the smallest distraction, will make a driver either dangerous or vulnerable.

The Parent Driving Zone DVD (PDZ) was last updated in November 2015.  This DVD contains over 2 hours of information to help parents with children of ALL ages.  Parents are the key to changing the nation's distracted driving habits. Parents need to know; any child’s driver education starts the moment a parent turns their child’s safety seat around to face front. The information contained in this DVD is unique and will help parents keep their children safer as they grow up, and in the future as they start to drive.  

 

Important note: The Parent Driving Zone DVD also contains a complete up-to-date version of the Driving Zone 2.  Copies of The Driving Zone 2 have been requested by thousands of driver education teachers from all over the US, for use in classrooms.  This information will also be very useful additional information for parents teaching their children how to drive. Everything is easily accessed through the DVD menu.

 

Realities of Driving Today is our latest production finished in December 2015.  This video is for driver education teachers to use in classrooms.  The video explains to students the importance of the whole learning to drive process.  It also gives credibility to the driver education teacher during this process.   

How Can You Help?

 

Donations are always welcome.  Your tax-deductible donation will make it possible for the Foundation to provide new knowledge and cutting-edge information to help educate new drivers, parents with children of ALL ages, teachers and grade 4 thru 8 school students about the dangers associated with distracted driving and other important traffic safety issues.

 

The Foundation produces new DVDs and PSAs and donates them to underfunded school districts and other groups. In total, thousands of educational DVDs and PSAs have been donated to students, parents and driver education teachers.  Foundation work also consists of Andy engaging in important research and speaking at driver education teacher conferences and schools throughout the US. All educational materials can also be found and viewed on the foundation website.

 

With your help, the Traffic Safety Education Foundation© will continue to be part of the solution to stop the epidemic of distracted driving and other deadly traffic safety issues. 

 

Join us in our fight.  

 

Please, never drive distracted, but pay special attention to this if children are in your vehicle, they are learning to drive from watching you drive, every day and at every age.

Andy Pilgrim speaking to an audience