Help teen drivers safely navigate work zones

Free Aug. 9 webinar explains how to start a program in your state

The ATSS Foundation is partnering with Work Zone Safe to teach teen drivers how to safely navigate roadway work zones.

The online program is currently only available to teens who live in Oklahoma but could be expanded to other states.

Learn about the program and how to bring it to your state during a free webinar, "No More Pamphlets! Modernizing Teen Driver Work Zone Safety," on Aug. 9, 2-3 p.m. ET.  ATSSA members and representatives from departments of transportation (DOTs) are encouraged to attend.

Webinar participants include:

  • Lori Diaz, Director, The ATSS Foundation (moderator)
  • Tom Robins, founder, Work Zone Safe
  • Haley Norman, Chapter President, Oklahoma ATSSA Chapter
  • Paul Harris, Director, Oklahoma Highway Safety Office
  • Lauren Parrish, P.E., State Traffic Engineer, Oklahoma Department of Transportation
  • Marty Farris, Traffic Engineering Division, Oklahoma Department of Transportation

Thanks to a grant from the PPG Foundation of Pittsburgh, The ATSS Foundation worked with Work Zone Safe to develop the free interactive program that teaches teen drivers the importance of work zone safety including the importance of safe driving habits, the results of speeding and inattentiveness, and how to read work zone signage, operate within queuing and navigate night work zones. It also covers how to understand work zone devices, pavement markings and mobile operations. mobile operations.

In the first year of its adoption in Oklahoma, more than 12,000 Oklahoma teens representing more than 250 high schools took part in the work zone safety program.

Register now for the free webinar to help teach teen drivers the importance of work zone safety.

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