Teen Driver Safety Fair
As a result of a congressional act in 2007, the third week in October was named, National Teen Driver Safety Week. This resulted in many private, public and governmental agencies coming together to promote safe driving habits among our nation’s young people.
The Beacon of Light Foundation of Eta Xi Sigma Chapter of Sigma Gamma Rho Sorority, Incorporated participates as a member of the Illinois Partners for Traffic Safety*. This group has sponsored a Teen Driver Safety Fair to expose teens, tweens and high/middle school staff to traffic safety programming for nearly 15 years.
Since the program’s inception, more than 20,000 of Chicagoland’s teens have participated in realistic demonstrations on dangerous driving behaviors for National Teen Driver Safety Week. Traffic crashes remain the top killer of teens, but in an effort to raise awareness of safe driving behaviors, the Illinois Partners for Traffic Safety, teach safe driving habits through visual and realistic lessons on distracted driving, being a responsible passenger and pedestrian safety to teenagers, tweens and high/middle school staff.
This three-day educational fair is a public/private/non-profit partnership that engages teenagers in driving simulators, seat belt convincers, a rollover simulator, golf cart driving courses, semi-truck safety and pedestrian safety.
Teen Driver Safety Fair Videos
* The Illinois Partners for Traffic Safety is a collaboration of business, civic, community, governmental, law enforcement, and medical professionals united to promote traffic safety. The Partners include: Illinois Emergency Nurses Association, Illinois State Police, National Organization of Black Law Enforcement Executives Chicago Chapter (NOBLE), Office of the Illinois Secretary of State, Rush Copley Foundation, State Farm®, The Beacon of Light Foundation of Eta Xi Sigma Alumnae Chapter of Sigma Gamma Rho Sorority, Inc., and True Star Foundation.