Brandeis students pledge to drive safely

June 10, 2013

More than 600 students at Brandeis HS took the pledge to drive safe, eliminate the risks when driving with teens, and promote teen safe driving awareness as part of the Teens in the Driver Seat (TDS) program.

Created in 2002, Teens in the Driver Seat is the first peer-to-peer safety program for teens that focuses solely on traffic safety and addresses all major risks for this age group. Students help shape the program and are responsible for implementing it with their peers.

Teen Advisory Board members Presley Price and Joseph Leal, with Brandeis student leaders Sky Tschirhart, Blake Patterson, Kiersten Ehr, and others spoke to students about the five major risk factors resulting in car crashes among teenagers. The TDS program, as well as other teen driver safety programs at Brandeis, was made possible thanks to a $5,000 grant from State Farm Insurance.

Pictured are (from l-r) Joseph Leal, Kiersten Ehr, Presley Price, Sky Tschirhart, and Blake Patterson.