Road Code Teen Safe Driving Program
In Partnership with Boys & Girls Clubs of America
UPS drivers are recognized year after year as being among the safest drivers on the road. With more than 5,000 UPSers who have gone at least 25 years accident free, safe driving is a core competency at UPS.
Road safety is an issue of global concern. Each year, 1.3 million people are killed on roads around the world. In the United States, motor vehicle accidents are the leading cause of death among teenagers according to the World Health Organization.
Fortunately, many teenage motor vehicle crashes are preventable, and proven strategies can improve the safety of young drivers on the road. To address this issue, we created UPS Road CodeTM, a state-of-the-art interactive program that brings UPS's safe driving techniques and methods to young drivers around the world.
- UPS volunteers present classroom instruction to young people ages 13-18 in areas including:
- UPS driving "code" or habits, used by all UPS drivers;
- Consequences of hazardous and distracted driving;
- Identifying road hazards on an interactive computer-based game; and
- Test driving skills on a virtual simulator.
We have partnered with community youth organizations to roll out the program in the United States, the United Kingdom, Canada and Germany. We are expanding the program throughout the U.S. and continuing to expand our global reach in partnership with Boys & Girls Club of America as well as other community organizations.
UPS Road CodeTM is supported by the National Safety Council (NSC) and the Network of Employers for Traffic Safety.
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Among others, these community organizations are supporting our mission to bring safe driving knowledge to young drivers around the world:
- Boys & Girls Club of America
- Boys & Girls Club of Canada
- UK Youth