National Passenger Safety Campaign
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“You are wondering why she got in the car with him driving… and I have no answer for that. I will always wonder.” 

The National Passenger Safety Week mission is to put an end to tragedies like Kendal’s. By inspiring the courage and providing the the verbiage, we hope to empower passengers to speak up when in a car with an unsafe driver.

National Passenger Safety Week in the News


Speak up: Groups join National Passenger Safety Week campaign with focus on highway safety

by Tony Salazar, Eyewitness News

January 18, 2023

Bakersfield, Calif. (KBAK/KBFX) — More than 60 traffic safety and advocacy groups nationwide are encouraging passengers to speak up ahead of National Passenger Safety Week, January 22-29.
The 2019 annual report of the Statewide Integrated Traffic Records System (SWITRS) reported 269,031 persons injured in car crashes, with 3,438 fatal crashes in California.

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Push for passengers to speak up for their safety while on the road

Megan Thompson

February 7, 2022

Less than two weeks ago, a driver, accused of being drunk behind the wheel, got on the freeway and drove the wrong way on a West Valley freeway.
Those actions cost two people their lives, including a person riding in his own car. This comes as there is a push nationwide to get passengers to speak up for their own safety.

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Rising roadway deaths: How to prevent another fatality on Hamilton County roads

Christy Calcagno

January 28, 2022

US roadway deaths are rising at an alarming rate even during the pandemic. State leaders say drunk, drugged, and distracted driving are all increasing as contributing factors.

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Dave Reich from the NRSF Offers Tips on How to Stay Safe as a Passenger in a Vehicle

  News On 6

January 28, 2022

Mothers Against Drunk Driving and the National Road Safety Foundation (NRSF) are asking Americans to speak up if they’re in a car that’s being driven recklessly.
Dave Reich with the NRSF joined the 6 In The Morning team to talk about the dangers of being a passenger and how you can save your life and others.

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Local law enforcement officers share passenger safety tips

Jay Stahl

January 27, 2022

It’s National Passenger Safety Week and local law enforcement officials are sharing tips for Chippewa Valley residents about how to stay safe in a vehicle even if you are not behind the wheel.

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Highway safety advocates launch Passenger Safety Week

Rachel Piscitelli

January 27, 2022

The last week in January kicked off the first Passenger Safety Week launched by the We Save Lives organization partnered with the National Road and Safety Foundation.

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National Passenger Safety Week launches to teach people about the dangers of impaired driving

Mary Klingler

January 26, 2022

Deaths on roads and interstates are rising at an alarming rate, according to experts. State leaders say drunk, drugged, and distracted driving are contributing factors. Now, for the first time, a week is dedicated to promoting safe driving practices.

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Highway patrol urges passenger safety after increase in traffic deaths

Ryan Sheehan

January 26, 2022

An increase in traffic deaths in Missouri from 2020-21 causes safety concerns for not only drivers but passengers as well.

The Southern Maryland Chronicle

Be the ‘back seat driver’ … It could save lives on Maryland roadways?

Motor Vehicle Administration

January 26, 2022

In 2021, 80 Passengers Were Killed in Motor Vehicle Crashes; National Passenger Safety Week Encourages Riders to Speak Up for Safety


The first ever National Passenger Safety Week is empowering riders in vehicles

Joe Minney

January 26, 2022

For the first time ever, the National Road Safety Foundation (NRSF) is recognizing the importance of passenger safety with National Passenger Safety Week.
Focusing on drunk, drugged, and distracting driving, the awareness week is advocating for passengers to take control of their own safety.

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How to be a safe passenger when somebody else is behind the wheel


January 25, 2022

Do you pay attention to your surroundings when you aren’t behind the wheel? As a passenger, you should be aware of when a driver is being unsafe.

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Organizations promote voice of the passenger

Ashley Luningham

January 25, 2022

Organizations are teaming up to give a voice to the passenger.
In honor of National Passenger Safety Week, the National Road Safety Foundation is teaming up with We Saves Lives to stress the importance of a passenger’s job in the vehicle.


KTBS 3 spoke with Trooper Jonathan Odom about National Passenger Safety Week
We Save Lives and the National Road Safety Foundation launched The National Passenger Safety Campaign to bring together other organizations that believe that it’s time to focus on the passenger, and not just the driver.