Emerging Practice

Zero Fatalities – Utah Teen Driving Safety Task Force

State/Jurisdiction: Utah
Setting: Community
Population: Adolescents & Young Adults
Topic Area: Safe and Connected Communities Family & Youth Engagement Health Promotion & Communication Injury Prevention & Hospitalization
NPMs: NPM 7.1: Injury Hospitalization – Ages 0 to 9 NPM 7.2: Injury Hospitalization – Ages 10 to 19

The Zero Fatalities - Utah Teen Driving Safety Task Force represents state, local, and private organizations concerned about coordinating activities to improve the safety of teen drivers, passengers, and pedestrians. The task force operates under a multi-faceted education program, “Zero Fatalities” that addresses the top five contributing factors of fatalities on Utah’s roads: drowsy driving, distracted driving, aggressive driving, impaired driving, and not buckling up. The group developed a catch phrase for teens and promotes educational activities for this audience. The tools used with the program include websites, interactive presentations, resource guides, educational material, posters, displays, incentives, grassroots efforts and other behavior modification tools that best fit our audience. Teen educators are used to disseminate information about safe driving practices and teen input was used in the development of many of the materials.

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Implementation Handout

Utah Department of Public Safety
Kerilee Burton

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