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Regional Partnerships Empower NJM’s Commitment to Teen Driver Safety

New report highlights a collaborative approach to reducing teen car crashes

NJM Insurance Group (NJM) has published a new report that highlights how regional partnerships help drive the company’s commitment to teen driver safety. The release of the report coincides with observance of National Teen Driver Safety Week (Oct. 16-22).

The report, Improving Teen Driver Safety through Partnerships, describes NJM’s collaborative approach with regional partners to administer and support evidence-based programing that empowers students, parents, and teachers with the resources they need to be safe behind the wheel.

“Teens have disproportionally high crash rates and are at the highest risk of all demographic groups to lose their lives in a car crash,” said Violet Marrero, NJM consumer safety director. “NJM’s strategic safety partnerships across the region are designed to equip the communities we serve with valuable information and tools that will help our youngest drivers develop safe driving skills.”

Included in the report is information about NJM’s innovative partnership with Children’s Hospital of Philadelphia’s Center for Injury Research and Prevention. Through this collaboration, new young drivers can experience a state-of-the-art virtual driving assessment (VDA) at select CHOP Primary Care Network locations as part of their visit. The VDA offers teens a comprehensive evaluation of their driving skills and tips and strategies to improve these skills.

NJM also partners with the New Jersey Motor Vehicle Commission (NJMVC) Brain Injury Alliance of NJ (BIANJ), and Impact Teen Drivers. Supported by these relationships, NJM’s Teen Driver Safety Programs are offered at no cost to high schools in Connecticut, Maryland, New Jersey, Ohio, and Pennsylvania. The Programs have reached more than 1.2 million parents and teens since their launch in 2013 and were recognized in 2016 by the National Safety Council for their demonstrated results in reducing behaviors among teens that lead to crashes. Last month, Marrero was recognized for her work in the field of safety with the National Safety Council’s prestigious Marion Martin Award.

Read the report.

Visit njm.com/teen-driver-safety to learn more about NJM’s safety initiatives.

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