National Passenger Safety Campaign

We Save Lives and the National Road Safety Foundation launched National Passenger Safety Week and were joined by more than 50 other partners.

National Passenger Safety Week in the News

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National Passenger Safety Week runs through Jan. 30

Faribault.com

January 25, 2022

Roadway deaths — in the U.S. and in Minnesota — are rising again at an alarming rate. People are still driving recklessly. Drunk, drugged and distracted driving are on the rise.

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We Save Lives Teams – National Road Safety Foundation

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January 24, 2022

We Save Lives, a non-profit group, is teaming with The National Road Safety Foundation to declare the last week of January (Jan. 23 – 29, 2022) as the first-ever National Passenger Safety Week.  The purpose of this multi-year campaign is to empower passengers to “speak up for their safety,” when in a car that is being driven unsafely. In 2019, passengers accounted for 62 percent of all traffic fatalities nationwide.

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National Passenger Safety Week wants riders to speak up about unsafe driving

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January 29, 2022

The Ohio State Highway Patrol says crashes claimed the lives of 1,230 people in 2020, and more than half of those killed were passengers.
The first-ever National Passenger Safety Week wraps up this weekend. The goal is to get everyone home safe while out on the roads by speaking up about unsafe driving practices.

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Learning how to stay safe on the road, even if you are not driving

wtol.com

January 24, 2022

It is Passenger Safety Week and we hear from Candace Lightner of Mothers Against Drunk Driving on ways passengers can stay safe.

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Mothers Against Drunk Driving founder creates first-ever National Passenger Safety Week

Archie Snowden

January 23, 2022

MADISON COUNTY, Ala. (WHNT) — Mothers Against Drunk Driving is starting its first-ever National Passenger Safety Week as a way to bring awareness to the rise in drunk, drugged, or distracted driving. MADD’s founder is even reaching out to a Madison County mother who recently lost her son.

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January 23-29 1st National Safety Week: Courage to Intervene

Bryan Jonston

January 19, 2022

We Save Lives, a non-profit group organized by Mothers Against Drunk Driving (MADD) founder Candace Lightner, is teaming with The National Road Safety Foundation to declare the last week of January (Jan. 23 – 29, 2022) as the first-ever National Passenger Safety Week. The purpose of this multi-year campaign is to empower passengers to “speak up for their safety,” when in a car that is being driven unsafely. In 2019, passengers accounted for 62 percent of all traffic fatalities nationwide.

The rising cost of drunk, drugged, and distracted driving

KHQ-TV NBC 6 Tacoma, WA

January 17, 2022

The rising cost of drunk, drugged, and distracted driving
Fatal car crashes continue to rise, setting a record in 2021 for the most car crashes in the first six months of a single year. This is the rising cost of drunk, drugged, and distracted driving.

What can you do to empower yourself, your kids, and your family to say no? And how you can support those working to keep our roadways safe?

Can Passengers Help End Dangerous Driving? (And Should They?)

Kea Wilson

January 20, 2022

Passengers should take action when a driver is drunk, drugged or distracted behind the wheel, a new public awareness campaign will argue — and it’s raising provocative questions about the role of education in the fight to stop the most egregious driving crimes on U.S. roads.

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