ERIC Number: ED353514
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1989-Jun
Taking the Lead: A Student Traffic Safety Action Handbook.
National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (DOT), Washington, DC.
Solid information and fresh new ideas for students wishing to organize safety projects are presented in this manual. Included is a comprehensive collection of resources with names of individuals/organizations to contact for more information, fact sheets, and suggestions for fund raising. The manual is divided into four sections. The first chapter describes how to develop a clear, factual message about safety. The second chapter explains how to develop the skills needed to establish goals and to prepare action plans. It is noted that these skills can also help students to set goals in all areas of their lives. The third chapter contains traffic safety activity ideas with insight into what has worked well for other groups. It also describes what has failed so that students can avoid making the same mistakes. The fourth chapter explains how to pull all the parts of the project into an organized whole, a strong effort that will survive after the students graduate. The resources section contains reproducible handouts for background information, fact sheets or fund quizzes to distribute to student groups, information for use in speeches or in school newspaper articles, and much more. At the back of the manual additional resources are listed, such as organizations which can be contacted for more information and an annotated list of films. (ABL)
Publication Type: Guides - General
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (DOT), Washington, DC.
Note: Poster (17" x 22") was removed from the document.