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Discussing distracted driving with teens


RoadWise is a free program for young drivers 14-18, emphasizing the importance of wearing a seat belt and making good, safe decisions behind the wheel.

Participants follow the path they would take at a trauma center after being seriously injured in a car crash by visiting the Emergency Room, Radiology, Intensive Care and Physical Therapy. Time is spent with young people who have sustained a permanent brain or spinal cord injury as a result of a motor-vehicle crash. The Missouri State Highway Patrol also visits to talk about working crash sites and the daunting task of making death notifications to families.

What young drivers are saying about RoadWise:

RoadWise is a hospital-based program with several contributing health workers. To keep those health care workers and our RoadWise attendees safe during the coronavirus (COVID-19) outbreak, both RoadWise classes in 2020 are cancelled. For more information, contact Charlotte Melson at or 816-276-4900.