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Century Council Launches Unique Resource for Virginia Judges
Only in the Commonwealth of Virginia are teens and their parents required to attend a new drivers licensing ceremony conducted by a judge. It is a unique and important opportunity to underscore the fact that driving is a significant responsibility and to remind teens that driving is a privilege, not a right.
To support these efforts, The Century Council (TCC) has developed the I Know Everything program, which includes a facilitator’s guide for the presiding judge that pulls together current facts on teen driver safety, tips for parents and teens as they embark on the freedom of driving, a dynamic video on key safe driving messages, and general resources for further information. The materials included in the facilitator’s guide were developed based on the results of the research above and in collaboration with the Virginia Supreme Court.
TCC is hopeful that other states will mimic the Virginia program. To encourage states to do so, TCC will be working with various state leaders, including GHSA members, to help spread the word.
All of the materials, including the video, can be viewed and downloaded from the I Know Everything website: www.iknoweverything.org.
For more information, contact Jaime Lotter, Director of Government Relations and Traffic Safety at The Century Council: firstname.lastname@example.org or 202-637-0077.