Because of budget cut-backs and various other political reasons, Colorado could be classified as one of those states facing challenges in keeping our kids alive. The state has taken steps in recent years to keep kids safe, such as a ban on teenagers texting on cell phones and changing driving laws to limit the number of passengers that can be in the car of a new driver.
But other actions have hurt our ability to promote safety. A prime example, in my opinion: Driver education classes used to be part of the curriculum in high schools, but that was dropped a long time ago.
There are efforts in Colorado to teach kids to be safe behind the wheel. Okay, here’s a blatant plug for an organization I’m involved with and believe in. With their classes, assemblies and efforts to involve parents of teen drivers, Alive at 25 (a nationwide organization that was founded in Colorado) is doing exactly that, right now. They are helping our teens become good drivers who make good choices – and stay alive. Check them out.
If you want a copy of the GAO report or more information on Alive at 25, drop me a line at DLS@dlslawfirm.com, or call me at (303) 758-4777. We’ll throw in one of our DLS Law SmartKits, too.