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Zero Fatalities RFP - School or Community Presentations

Parent Night Presentations

Penna Powers launched Zero Fatalities parent night presentations as a pilot program back in 2011 with just three high schools. The presentations were so successful that schools across the state began asking for them and in 2013 Stacy Allen worked with the Utah State Board of Education to revamp the driver ed core curriculum to include a parent involvement component as the first standard.

These parent night presentations are an effective way to change behaviors at the personal level. Our research found that teens mirror their parents’ good and bad driving behaviors, so getting parents to examine their own habits during parent nights is an essential part of equipping teens to drive safely. Lastly, many parents do not adequately appreciate the risks their teen drivers face, which is another reason why we continued to expand the parent night presentations to as many high schools as possible.

At the end of our parent nights, surveys reveal the impact these presentations have made on the individuals who now resolve to abandon their dangerous driving behavior and make a change for good.

Proven value

We are not the only ones who think these parent nights are powerful. Ninety-seven percent of driver education teachers surveyed believe that the Parent Night Presentation is very valuable for both parents and their teens. The Zero Fatalities Parent Night continues to be an excellent way to bring both experienced and novice drivers together and discuss ways to be a safer driver, but parents need more help. Parents are seeking constructive help well before the driver education class begins and after licensure.

With COVID-19 shutting down schools last year, the Penna Powers team quickly made a strategic pivot and created virtual Parent Nights using our in-house studio and audio visual equipment.

Survey Results

  • “I am one of two parents who attended the webinar with our son. We thought it was excellent, and a great reminder to check the little habits that creep in over time. My husband commented that he thought it should be required for all drivers every four years (or as part of renewing registration). Great info and very well done.”
  • “After this presentation, I will work on my own bad driving habits, make teaching my teen a priority and make sure passengers buckle up.”
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