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Youth Driven

Youth Driven

By Becky White
The goal of this podcast is to educate youth and adults about traffic safety through meaningful conversations with youth, victims families and traffic safety experts. So if you are looking for a little more perspective around traffic safety we hope you will listen in. We can't wait for you to join us but until then take care of each on the roads and always lead by example.
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Ep. 6 Traffic Safety Expert - Sergeant Wesley Pennington - RI State Police
Sergeant Wesley H. Pugh-Pennington of the Rhode Island State Police discusses the DUI Traffic Safety Unit, his expertise as a Drug Recognition Expert (DRE) and why he is so passionate about traffic safety. He also shares how DREs can identify when an individual is driving under the influence of marijuana and educates our audience about what sort of penalties you will face if charged while driving high.
31:33
April 14, 2021
Ep. 5 Remembering Jeffrey Monica
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Robin Monica shares the painful story of her son, Jeffrey Monica, who at the age of 19 died in a car crash. By sharing Jeff's story she hopes that people will learn that the choices you make when getting behind the wheel impaired can change not only your life but the lives of everyone you know, forever.  "I've seen fire and I've seen rain I've seen sunny days that I thought would never end I've seen lonely times when I could not find a friend But I always thought that I'd see you again" ~ James Taylor, 'Fire and Rain'
34:03
March 31, 2021
Ep. 4 Youth Perspective - Alakananda & Armina
Alakananda & Armina were very shy when I first met them a few years ago but now they are anything but quiet when advocating for safer roads. These two are dedicated, driven and lead by example everyday. They are born leaders and I am honored to introduce you to Alakananda & Armina.
34:27
March 17, 2021
Ep. 3 Traffic Safety Expert - Diana Gugliotta
Traffic safety expert, Diana Gugliotta is the Senior Manager of Public Affairs at AAA Northeast. During this episode we discuss the Shifting Gears program, that teaches students about the dangers of driving while under the influence of marijuana.  Resources Discussed In This Episode: https://northeast.aaa.com/community https://northeast.aaa.com/community/Shifting-Gears/Overview.html www.youthdriven.org
35:18
February 24, 2021
Ep. 2 Youth Perspective - Sydney
Sydeny has been passionate about prevention work and traffic safety awareness since she was in middle school. Throughout this podcast Sydney shares her perspective about different traffic safety topics, including driving under the influence of marijuana, distracted driving and much more. She is a true student leader with a heart of gold and it is my honor to introduce you to Sydney.
29:53
February 10, 2021
Ep. 1 I'm Becky and this is my why
Becky White found her passion for traffic safety after surviving a horrific car crash that killed her mother and friend. In this episode Becky shares her story about that terrible crash and what helped her turn such a devastating event into her 'why'. Her passion, her drive, her life purpose, which is to educate others about how to stay safe on our roads. 
19:32
January 27, 2021
This is... Youth Driven
The goal of this podcast is simple, educate youth and adults about traffic safety through meaningful conversations with youth, Victims families and traffic safety experts. We will have the chance to talk to youth and hear about all the great work they are doing to keep the roads safe for everyone. We will talk to traffic safety experts that have made careers out of preventing dangerous crashes from happening on our roadways. We will also be sharing heartfelt conversations with victim families who have been forever impacted because of a car crash. So if you are looking for a little more perspective around traffic safety we hope you will listen in. Subscribe wherever you like to listen to podcasts. Until then take care of each other on the road and continue to lead by example.
01:07
January 23, 2021