Health Enhancement and Safety

Celebrate Safe Teen Drivers! Montana's Teen Driver Safety Day is October 16.

Monday, October 1, 2012, 2:31 pm

Montana's Teen Driver Safety Day is the third Tuesday in October during National Teen Driver Safety Week October 14-20.  Proclaimed by the Montana State Legislature in 2009, its mission is to bring teens, community leaders, educators, and parents together to take action and increase safety awareness to help prevent young driver crashes, the leading cause of death for teens.

Visit the OPI's Traffic Education webpage for links to organizations with teen driver safety toolkits, peer-to-peer distraction awareness campaigns, and community outreach materials as well as contests for scholarships and prizes.

Ford's Driving Skills for Life Program is planning teen driving events in Montana towns during October and November.  Sign up at for Traffic Education updates, and information and resources to help schools, students and organizers plan for Montana's Teen Driver Safety Day.

If you have ideas you'd like to share or will celebrate Montana Teen Driver Safety Day at your school, please send an email to Patricia Borneman or call the Traffic Education Program at (406) 444-4432.

For more information, contact Patricia Borneman, 406-444-4432