Distractions Can Wait, Your Life Can’t!

How many students heard the message of your project?

Estimated percentage of your student body?

Who has your project aimed to reach?
Freshman class| Sophomore class| Junior class| Senior class| School professionals| Parents| Community at large

Clearly state the objective of your project. 

The objective of the campaign is to raise awareness about the dangers of distracted driving among classmates and community members, with the goal of reducing incidents of distracted driving and promoting safer road habits. Through promotional materials and community outreach, the campaign aims to inspire individuals to prioritize focus and attention on the road, thereby fostering a safer environment for all.

Describe your project and its implementation. 

“439 students completed a survey on distracted driving.

The Club sponsoring a Candy gram sale with various distracted driving slogans attached

The club hosted a blood drive in December: Each donor received a snack with our slogan “Distractions Can Wait Your Life Can’t!” attached.

We will be sponsoring another blood drive May 31st. All donors will receive a bracelet with our slogan “Distractions Can Wait

School/Community Engagement: 
How did you reach your student body and the community? (examples: connecting with nearby colleges, schools, local police departments, persons affected by teen crashes, local/county/state governments, and local businesses) 

Your Life Can’t!”

Designed t-shirts promoting our slogan ‘Distractions Can Wait, Your Life Can’t!

Raise awareness about the dangers of distracted driving among classmates and community members by wearing t-shirts and bracelets with the slogan “Distractions Can Wait, Your Life Can’t!” to encourage safe driving habits and reduce the risk of accidents caused by distractions.

Distributing bracelets with the slogan “Distractions Can Wait, Your Life Can’t!” to encourage safe driving habits and reduce the risk of accidents caused by distractions.

Pledge To Win for all students in the building.

Mr. McCormick from NJM gave presentations to all Driver’s Ed classes.

Hand out bracelets to drivers at student drop off in the morning.”

What makes your project unique and engaging? How did you engage with other student groups to creatively spread your message? (Examples: create artwork, music, plays, unique campaign slogan/logos) 

Student population, Staff, and Lindenwold Community.

Show how you worked as a team in designing and implementing your project (examples: sign-in sheets at meetings, photos of the group working on tasks). 

Before determining the direction of the campaign the club created and administered a survey to the students.

439 students took the survey and here are some of the results

75% of students said they have been in a car with a distracted driver

322 were distracted by cell phones while driving

260 were distracted by radio/music

231 were distracted by eating/drinking

48% do not feel comfortable speaking up

66% feel distracted driving is a serious problem

75% believe there is a need for a distracted driving awareness campaign in our school

Based on the results of our survey, we chose a slogan and organized multiple events promoting it.

Use of Research/Data: 
Show how you used local resources to help identify, deliver, assess, and present your project (Examples: local/statewide/national data.). 

There is a copy of all of the Driver’s Ed Club minutes in our final project along with pictures of us working together at various events.

Use of Media: 
Document how you used media in your project (examples: local radio, TV, newspapers, social media, websites, video, PSAs). 

439 students completed a survey on distracted driving.

Candy grams were given to school board members.

Hosted two blood drives

Mike McCormick from NJM gave 2 days of presentations to our driver’s ed classes

Bracelets were given out at a school board meeting.

Bracelets were given out to driver’s dropping off students in the morning

T-shirts were made by a woman in town.

Evaluation and Impact: 
Describe how you measured the impact of your project (examples: pre/post observational studies, surveys, quizzes, interviews, etc.)   

Several announcements were made on the school’s news for each event.

Our slogan was put on our school sign. This sign is seen by drivers dropping off students and driving just passing on the road.

How will your project have a lasting effect on your target group? 

End of the year survey will be posted in all PE classes. The following 6 questions will be in the survey.

After participating in our distracted driving campaign, how often do you now engage in distracted driving behaviors while behind the wheel?





Did the distracted driving campaign increase your awareness of the dangers of distracted driving?

*Yes, significantly

*Yes, somewhat

*No, not really

*No, not at all

Did the campaign influence your attitudes towards distracted driving?

*Yes, I am now more cautious and aware

*No, my attitudes remain the same

*I’m not sure

Do you feel more confident in your ability to avoid distractions while driving after participating in the campaign?

*Yes, much more confident

*Yes, somewhat more confident

*No, not really

*No, not at all

Have you personally taken any actions to reduce distracted driving habits since participating in the campaign? (e.g., putting your phone away while driving, encouraging family/friends to do the same)

*Yes, regularly

*Yes, occasionally

*No, not really

*No, not at all

Overall, how would you rate the effectiveness of the distracted driving campaign in raising awareness and promoting safer driving habits?

*Highly effective

*Moderately effective

*Somewhat effective

*Not effective

Unexpected Lessons Learned:
Describe any unintended results that came out of your project. 

People are not likely to know that that they are distracted when the pay attention to the things that are distracting them, our project will help others to be more aware of these distractions making it so that people will be able to stop using these distractions or with the very minimum be less prone to being distracted while driving

Stipend Reporting:
Your school received a stipend to support your Champion School Teen Driving Safety Project. Additionally, any funds that you raised as a result of your project must be reinvested into transportation safety. The purpose of this report is to itemize expenditures for your project that were paid from the stipend

Poster boards/markers $15
Bracelets $150
T-shirts $210
Candy & Bags $45
Bus $850
Total $1,270