MORRISTOWN, NJ - The Education Association of Morris (TEAM) proudly sponsored the non-profit Parents’ Coalition to Stop Teen Driving Deaths Now for an informative and invaluable workshop at Morristown High School. The program’s instructor, Bob Ragazzo, presented to a packed audience of students and parents critical strategies that help cultivate responsible new drivers. This included the 5 Essential Actions of Safe Driving: Check Your Speed, Check Your Space, Scan Your Mirrors, Look Down the Road, Keep Asking ‘What If?’

Ragazzo emphasized the importance of caution on the road, reminding the attendees that “when you’re driving, you’re operating a 3,800-pound bullet.”

After the presentation, the attendees were then given the opportunity to take an interactive computerized test to gauge their driving skills. This was the second year that TEAM invited Ragazzo to bring his program to students and their families in the Morris School District.

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TEAM Pride Chair Meg Tuzzeo remarked, “I learned about this program through NJEA and thought I had to bring it to Morristown.“  

Tuzzeo recognized the special role played by public schools and their education association in benefiting the broader community, adding “there is obviously a need for keeping young people safe on the road and  the more exposure students have to different driving scenarios, the more confident they are going to feel behind the wheel.”

More information about the program is available at www.stopteendrivingdeaths.org.

 

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