Ohio S.A.D.D. Providing Online Learning Series

Ohio SADD, Students Against Destructive Decisions, today announces their online learning series for teens, parents, teachers, and traffic safety advocates. The series was designed to give teen drivers tips on safe driving habits, to give parents assistance on keeping their teens safe, and teachers an opportunity to add to their classwork assignments. The webinars are approximately 30 minutes or less and open to all who wish to attend. Ohio SADD receives funding for traffic safety directed toward teen drivers from the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration and with a grant from the Ohio Traffic Safety Office. With the Summer months being the most dangerous time for teen drivers, Ohio SADD’s mission is to provide information to prevent crashes among the teen population and prevent deaths on our highways.

“Ohio SADD has the good fortune to have partnerships with some of the best traffic safety advocates in Ohio and beyond”, stated Teresa C. Carper, Ohio SADD Coordinator. “Some of our educators include AAA of Ohio, Lucas County Safe Communities, Text Less Live More, and Allen East High School SADD.”

Traffic crashes are the number cause of death among teens nationwide. According to the CDC, in 2017 2,364 were killed in traffic crashes, and nearly 300,000 were treated in an emergency room due to traffic crashes nationwide. Driving is a skill, and teen drivers have not had the opportunity to have a great deal of time behind the wheel by the time they begin driving full time. Improving their skills through knowledge is a priority for Ohio SADD.

“Ohio SADD hopes to assist teachers, parents, and teens during this time where many are at home and prior to the Summer Season with this information and online education”, Carper noted.


Traffic Safety Professionals will be giving tips and advice to our Teen Drivers. The Series can be used for the Teen Driver, their parents, SADD Chapter advisors, or for use as an addition to classroom learning. Partners and Traffic Safety Advocates are also welcome. To join our webinar please send a request to tcarper@sadd.org and an invitation will be sent to you, or follow us on Twitter @saddohio or on facebook at www.facebook/saddohio .



May 5, 2020 11am

Kimberly Schwind, Senior Manager, Public Affairs, AAA Ohio Auto Club

Part of being a safe driver is making sure your car is “road ready”. Learn more about how to take care of your ride with the experts. Did you know that your tires, your fluids, and so many other parts of your car make a difference in your safety from season to season? Find out how and why!


“Gearing Up For Your Teen Driving Career”

May 5, 2020 2pm

Kellie O’Riodan, Traffic Safety Program Manager, AAA Ohio Auto Club

Your driving career should be the longest career you have in your lifetime. Join us for a look at what teens should expect as they take this important step in their lives and how they can best prepare for the road ahead!



MAY 13, 2020 11am

Marie McGrath, Text Less Live More/SADD National Staff

Text Less Live More is an official partner of Students Against Destructive Decisions (SADD). Text Less Live More’s Mission is to end distracted driving, prevent tragic crashes, and save lives. Learn more about Peer-to-Peer engagement and education to tackle the real dangers of distracted driving and make driving safe for everyone.



MAY 19, 2020 4pm

Kelly Prichard, Allen East SADD Advisor, Allen East SADD

Join this creative SADD Advisor to learn more about the fun ways to have students share the Traffic Safety Message! Learn about activities and successes from one of Ohio’s longest running SADD Chapters. Perfect for SADD Chapter advisors and students or anyone wanting to promote traffic safety to our teen population.


“THE DISTRACTED BRAIN (and its IMPACT on Driving)”

MAY 21, 2020 TIME 1pm

Jamie Blazevich, Program Coordinator, Lucas County Safe Communities

In this session, Jamie will discuss how the brain functions while “trying” to multitask behind the wheel. In addition, participants will leave with a real life experiment that they can participate in that might just SAVE THEIR LIVES.



MAY 27, 2020 TIME 10am

Teresa C. Carper, Ohio Coordinator, Students Against Destructive Decisions (SADD)

The 100 Days of Summer is the time between graduation and the start of the new school year. Such a great time of year, however one of the most dangerous for teen drivers.

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