Abt Associates: Bold thinkers driving real-world impact
Abt Associates Senior Fellow Danna Mauch delivered the opening remarks at a briefing on the National Progress Report on Teen Traffic Safety Initiatives on Capitol Hill in Washington, D.C. on Wednesday June 25. As a national board chair for Students Against Destructive Decisions (SADD) since 2009, Mauch offered insight into helping teens stay safe on the roads.
“Car crashes are the number one killer of teens in America, at almost double the rate of deaths from either suicide or homicide. Today we honor elected and appointed officials whose work promotes traffic safety and teen driving initiatives designed to support SADD’s goals of changing lives one good decision at a time,” said Mauch, a Principal Associate in U.S. Health at Abt. “Representative Sires, Senator Rockefeller, Senator Klobuchar, Senator Hoeven and Ms. Hersman take inspiration from young people, their families, and our communities to develop public policy, sponsor legislation and implement programs that save lives, prevent disability and enable bright futures.”
The event also included awards presented to the previous chair of the National Transportation Safety Board and four legislators in recognition of their work on teen traffic safety. SADD students attended to talk about initiatives implemented by current legislation that save lives.
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