Traffic Safety Resources
School Resources and Materials on Traffic Safety
From professional speakers to curriculums to contests, PennDOT and its partners offer a variety of resources for educators to help increase students’ awareness of highway safety.
In an effort to educate young drivers on the importance of work zone safety, PennDOT has created the "Just Drive: Work Zone Smart" educational video. This video includes information on Pennsylvania´s work zone laws, as well as important reminders on how to stay safe while traveling in work zones.
PennDOT is encouraging schools to take advantage of free educational seat belt programs offered through its highway safety network for students in kindergarten through grade 12.
As part of its annual safe driving radio contest, PennDOT asks high school sophomores, juniors and seniors to create a 30-second radio PSA focused on aggressive driving, buckling up or driving under the influence.
PennDOT partners with the Pennsylvania Motor Truck Association (PMTA), law enforcement and other safety-related organizations to sponsor regional safe driving competitions for high school students.
The Pennsylvania DUI Association offers several resources that are designed to educate students about the dangers of impaired driving.
Each year, PennDOT sponsors a school bus poster contest for elementary students across the commonwealth in conjunction with National School Bus Safety Week.
The Pupil Transportation Association of Pennsylvania and the Pennsylvania School Bus Association hold a Pennsylvania School Bus Driver Safe Driving Competition every June to test school bus drivers´ knowledge of safety rules and safe operation of their buses in two types of bus categories: conventional and transit.
A parent or guardian must certify that the young driver´s six months of skill building with a learner´s permit included at least 50 hours of practical, adult-supervised driving experience. To find a driver training program near you, visit the Department of Education´s Website.