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StreetSafe was founded by a retired police detective in 1999. The next 8 years were spent working to get this groundbreaking concept up and running. Since the inception of his idea, the number of 16-24 year olds who have died from Motor Vehicle Crashes (MVC’s) would come close to filling the Michigan State football stadium – the largest stadium in the U.S. with a capacity of 109,900.
The StreetSafe Lifesaving Driving Experience is working to change those statistics.
Operating on a monthly basis in 14 counties across North Carolina, and hosting sessions for high schools in several states, we reach over 10,000 young drivers every year. Created as a not-for-profit organization in Wilmington, NC and staffed by First Responders – those who see first-hand the tragic results of putting inexperienced drivers behind the wheel, StreetSafe is a unique hands-on program that uses the premise of “Hear it, See it, Do it”. Young drivers are put behind the wheel of a car where they experience - in a controlled environment –the consequences of distractions, losing control, impaired driving, safe stopping distant and the importance of seat belt use.
StreetSafe is raising funds to form a seventh fully equipped regional instructor team. This team will include an equipment trailer, four cars, cones and other equipment necessary. Expanding our outreach by thousands of young drivers.