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NJM’s Teen Driver Safety Officers Help Put Teens on Road to Safety

As one of the largest writer of personal auto insurance in New Jersey, NJM has established its Teen Driver Safety Program, designed for the youngest drivers on the roads — the ones who, statistically, are most at risk for accidents.

NJM’s Teen Driver Safety Officers are retired police officers with a combined experience of more than 50 years. They have been giving presentations at high schools throughout New Jersey to help educate teens on safe driving habits.

Presentations can run from 20 to 90 minutes, and are suitable for classrooms with just a few students to auditoriums with hundreds of attendees.

Now in the program’s second full year, our Safety Officers have already reached more than 28,000 students, with a significant part of the school year still to go.

Topics covered include driving distractions such as texting and talking, the dangers of fatigued and aggressive driving, and the effects of operating a vehicle while under the influence of alcohol or drugs. In addition, the presentation covers some of New Jersey’s motor vehicle laws, such as the Graduated Driver License (GDL) program.

There is no cost to participate. NJM offers the Teen Driver Safety Program as a public service.

Please visit njm.com/Teen-Driver-Safety for more details.

This article appeared in the January/February 2015 issue of School Leader.

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