Events, YPT National Chapter (DC)

DC Event – YPT Community Partnership: Teen Roadway Safety Assessment


For this year’s D.C.-area community service event, YPT is partnering with the National Teen Distracted Driving Prevention Summit.

Looking for a transportation-related volunteer opportunity? Members and friends, join YPT and TeenRSA (Teen Roadway Safety Advocates) for a Roadway Safety Assessment Activity near D.C.’s Union Station.

On Sunday, December 2, approximately 50 teens attending the National Teen Distracted Driving Prevention Summit will be taking part in a TeenRSA assessment that has been designed to focus primarily on distracted driving and pedestrian safety.

In this activity, groups of teens will be assigned to different intersections in the area of North Capitol Street and Union Station. YPT volunteers and other transportation professionals will be assigned to each team to help with the activity; however, the teens will be asked to use their own experience and observations to lead the exercise. You do not need to be traffic or civil engineers to volunteer, but this is a great opportunity to share your passion for transportation and learn more about distracted driving.

You’ll receive a more detailed briefing about the activity after you RSVP. If you are volunteering and have access to safety vests for yourself and possibly others, that would be a huge help… let us know ahead of time.

RSVP now at


Date: Sunday, December 2 2012

Time: 1:00 – 2:30 pm

Draft Agenda 
11:30am – TeenRSA presentation to teens – Joe Toole (not mandatory for volunteers)
noon-1:00pm – Lunch (YPT volunteers are welcome to attend and meet the teens)
1:00-2:30pm – TeenRSA (move to locations and complete assessments)
2:30-3:00 – Photos/video at Senate Park (across from the Hall of States)

Meeting Location: Washington Court Hotel, Grand Ballroom 525 New Jersey Avenue NW, Washington DC 20001

Nearest Metro: Red Line to Union Station

Learn more about TeenRSA at 

About Aimee Custis

Aimee Custis is the Communications Manager at the Coalition for Smarter Growth. A policy wonk by training and a public transportation advocate by profession, she moved to DC in 2008 to learn everything she could about livable communities, transit, and public policy. She has served as both National Vice Chair for Communications and for Membership at Young Professionals in Transportation, and is an editor and contributor at Greater Greater Washington.


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