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May 8, 2013

Roadway Safety Foundation Attends National Launch of Global Youth Traffic Safety Month

(Washington, DC) – The Roadway Safety Foundation will be among the hundreds of attendees at the U.S. launch of Global Youth Traffic Safety Month (GYTSM) today at the Thomas Jefferson Memorial in Washington, D.C.  RSF member National Organizations for Youth Safety (NOYS) sponsors the event.

Among the many distinguished dignitaries will be U.S Department of Transportation Secretary Ray LaHood, National Transportation Safety Board (NTSB) Chairman Debra A.P. Hersman, Former U.S Transportation Secretary & Make Roads Safe Chairman Norman Y. Mineta, White House Director of the Office of National Drug Control Policy Gil Kerlikowske, South Africa Ambassador Ebrahim Rasool, Kweku Mandela, grandson of Nelson Mandela, and National Highway Traffic Safety Administrator David Strickland, among many others.

“Young drivers experience disproportionate fatality rates on the roads, which stems from various factors such as inexperience, peer pressure and skewed risk assessments. With summer right around the corner, this event gives the traffic safety community an opportunity to educate and bring awareness to youth traffic safety issues,” said Greg Cohen, Executive Director of the Roadway Safety Foundation.

Following the launch events at the Jefferson Memorial in the morning, the Roadway Safety Foundation will be promoting their new Roadway Safety Guide and other traffic safety materials such as the Recognize, React, Recover and Teen Roadway Safety Advocates DVDs at the NTSB Youth Open House at L’Enfant Plaza, SW in Washington, DC.

The Roadway Safety Foundation is a 501(c)(3) charitable and educational organization.  For additional information on RSF and its products, please visit www.roadwaysafety.org.  RSF is also on Facebook and on Twitter. Our videos are also available on-line on our YouTube page.

For additional information on the GYTSM events taking place in Washington, DC and across the country today, please visit www.noys.org.

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