First Responders

Impact Teen Drivers formed in response to the overwhelming consensus among California Highway Patrol officers that the worse part of their job was coming to the scene of a crash where a young person had lost his or her life unnecessarily. These crashes are as preventable as they are horrific, and no one knows that better than first responders.  Impact offers many online resources to assist first responders in fine-tuning the traffic safety messaging they are already doing. Train the Trainers is also available to adults interested in gaining skills to most effectively educate on this topic.  The format may be face-to-face-meetings, small group training, conference calls, or online webinars. 

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10 Step Facilitator Guide

The 10 Step Guide is Impact Teen Drivers Guide 101. It provides a step-by-step tutorial in how to engage teens in a 60-minute presentation, including two-way dialogue about distracted driving. You will watch videos, spin the probability wheel, learn about graduated driver licensing, and more. It is a great tool for anyone who is eager to address reckless and distracted driving as it is straightforward, and easily adaptable to fit different styles of presentation/facilitation. 

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Impact Your School | Comprehensive Curriculum and Discussion Guide

Impact Your School is the comprehensive guide to Impact Teen Drivers’ curriculums, guides, and outlines. Included are the 10 Step Guide, additional discussion questions, middle school presentation guide, and elementary curriculum. 

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Elementary School Curriculum

Although elementary-aged children are years away from obtaining their licenses, it is never too early to promote safe driving. The elementary curriculum focuses on appropriate passenger behavior—not yelling and screaming at a driving parent for example. This document contains the curriculum for elementary age children, which includes engaging and informative lesson plans, scenarios, activities, and discussion topics.

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Middle School Curriculum

Middle-school-aged children are a great population to engage in discussions about safe driving, because although driving may be on the distant horizon, it is still in sight. They are also at a crucial age to embrace the responsibility as a passenger. Statistically, middle school is when children start being driven more by people other than their parents—big brothers and sisters, friends’ siblings and parents, etc. This document contains the curriculum for middle schoolers, which includes engaging and informative lesson plans, scenarios, activities, and discussion topics. 

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Lesson Plan for Multiple Subjects

There are 7 great lesson plans that address specific topics related to reckless and distracted driving that are easily incorporated into classroom learning. These are ideal if you want a lesson that corresponds with the subject you already teach, or if you simply prefer to tackle an issue on an individual basis rather than all at once. Included in these lesson plans are: Defensive Driving, History, Persuasive Essay, Physics, Positive Decision-Making Behaviors (great for law-enforcement officials that wish to engage high school students without doing too much orating), Risk Factors, and Role Playing. Also featured on this page are lesson plans from the Centers for Disease Control, Insurance Institute for Highway Safety, and Discovery Education. 

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