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CURRENT NEWS RELEASES
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August 25, 2005

Drive for Life TV Special to Air on Network Affiliates, iTV (PAX)
American drivers get a much-needed chance to test safe driving skills during national broadcast

Drive for Life TV Special to Air on Network Affiliates, iTV (PAX)
American drivers get a much-needed chance to test safe driving skills during national broadcast

August 25, 2005

Broadcast station listings for Drive for Life: The National Safe Driving Test

Broadcast station listings for Drive for Life: The National Safe Driving Test

July 7, 2005

Poll shows drivers feel driving is getting riskier, yet most admit to dangerous behaviors; new drivers most susceptible to lure of high-tech distractions.

Poll shows drivers feel driving is getting riskier, yet most admit to dangerous behaviors; new drivers most susceptible to lure of high-tech distractions.

July 7, 2005

Read the complete Mason-Dixon poll summary

Read the complete Mason-Dixon poll summary

July 2, 2005

Note to broadcast media:
Video clips are previews for your convenience. Video will be fed via satellite on Thursday, July 7, 2005; 1:00 p.m. Eastern Time (13:00 – 13:30):

  • KU band, SBS 6, transponder 2
  • Orbital position 74 degrees, downlink frequency: 11749.5 V
  • Audio clips may be previewed here and downloaded from
    the web site in MP3 format
Anne Belec
President, Vovo Cars of North America

"No substitute for safety" (:19)

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Driving b-roll (3:18)
 
Jeffrey Runge, M.D.
Administrator, National Highway Traffic Safety Administration

"Inexperienced Drivers" (1:27)

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Ryan, teenage driver who suffered an accident shortly after he began driving and was paralyzed. Another teen was killed in the accident.
“I was responsible” ( :37 SOT, 1:20 b-roll)

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Dr. Steven Yantis, Professor, Johns Hopkins University
“Multi-tasking behind the wheel” (:25)

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May 13, 2005

DRIVING SAFETY ADVOCATES URGE PARENTS TO REGULATE TEEN DRIVING DURING DEADLY SUMMER MONTHS
Teen driving, crashes and deaths all spike in summer

DRIVING SAFETY ADVOCATES URGE PARENTS TO REGULATE TEEN DRIVING DURING DEADLY SUMMER MONTHS
Teen driving, crashes and deaths all spike in summer

May 13, 2005

Merilina Omoni, National Highway Traffic Safety Administration
• 4 sound bites
• Tips for parents on how to enforce, monitor and regulate
their teens’ driving habits.

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“Ryan”
• 3 sound bites

Ryan was a teenage driver who suffered an accident shortly after he began driving and was paralyzed. Another teen was killed in the accident.
• Bite 1: “The accident”
• Bite 2: “I was responsible”
• Bite 3: “My advice for new drivers”

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August 26 , 2004

New poll reveals Americans are aggravated drivers
Parents admit to safety lapses with children in the car

New poll reveals Americans are aggravated drivers
Parents admit to safety lapses with children in the car

August 26 , 2004

POLL: DRIVER BEHAVIOR IS GROWING SOURCE OF AGGRAVATION
Read the complete Mason-Dixon poll

POLL: DRIVER BEHAVIOR IS GROWING SOURCE OF AGGRAVATION
Read the complete Mason-Dixon poll
May 27, 2004
Families warned: 101 deadliest days on the road begin Saturday
Families warned: 101 deadliest days on the road begin Saturday
May 26, 2004
Drive For Life releases new report on summer driving: 
The 101 Deadliest Days on the Road – and how to survive them.
Drive For Life releases new report on summer driving: 
The 101 Deadliest Days on the Road – and how to survive them.
May 26, 2004
Drivers warned to be vigilant during the “101 deadliest days on the road”
Drivers warned to be vigilant during the “101 deadliest days on the road”
May 25, 2004
Americans Take to the Road:
101 Deadliest Days on the Road and How to Survive Them
Americans Take to the Road:
101 Deadliest Days on the Road and How to Survive Them

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NEWS ARCHIVE

May 27, 2003
Poll: drivers admit to frequent, dangerous behavior on the road

May 27, 2003
Complete Mason-Dixon survey of driver behavior and attitudes

May 22, 2003
Highway deaths, crashes spur ambitious driver education initiative

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RELATED NEWS STORIES

May 30, 2003, www.saferchild.org
Top 10 Driving Mistakes

May 29, 2003, Christian Science Monitor
Driver-Ed Refresher

May 29, 2003, Pacific Northwest Inlander
Blame It on the Potholes

May 28, 2003, Philadelphia Inquirer
We have safe cars, safe roads; we need more safe drivers

May 28, 2003, Tallahassee Democrat
New program trying to put brakes on unsafe driving

May 27, 2003, U.S. Newswire
Poll: Drivers Admit to Frequent, Dangerous Behaviors on Road;
Drive For Life Initiative Challenges Americans to Retest Driving Knowledge

May 27, 2003, CNN.com
Poll: Most believe drivers, not roads or cars, are biggest danger

May 27, 2003, KOIN-TV
Are you a safe driver?

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OTHER INFORMATION

National Highway Traffic Safety Administration
Traffic Safety Facts for Young Drivers

National Highway Traffic Safety Administration
Traffic Safety Facts for Older Drivers

April 11, 2003, The New York Times
Bells and Whistles; On a Straight and Narrow

May 7, 2003, The New York Times
Campaign Begun to Reduce Toll of 'Hard Core' Drunken Drivers

April 11, 2002, www.drivers.com
How Old is Too Old?

AARP
Older Drivers

June 12, 2001, www.drivers.com
Drivers most at risk from distractions outside car

May 13, 2003, The Washington Post
Staying Safe on the Road

May 11, 2003, The Washington Post
Traffic Death Toll Mounting In 3 Counties

May 3, 2003, The Washington Post
Deadly Driving Trend Alters Safety Focus

June 12, 2001, Time Magazine
Cell Phones: Unsafe at Any Speed

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