PCI Webinar with Jacob Smith
How to Bring a Free Online Driver’s Education Program to Your Library
Competency: Adult (General) Programming
Sub-Topic: Actively creates partnerships in planning, implementing and evaluating programs
Did you know that car crashes are the leading cause of death in the United States? In 2015, more than 35,000 people died in traffic crashes, a more than 7% increase over 2014. Driving-Tests.org (DTO) has a goal: to work with libraries to create safer, more educated drivers – which in turn creates safer roadways for us all.
Join Jacob Smith for this engaging and educational program focused on how to bring an effective free online driver’s education program to your library and learn more about what Driving-Tests.org is doing to help reduce road crashes, injuries and fatalities among motor vehicle drivers, commercial vehicle drivers and motorcyclists.
Attendees will also learn the benefits of offering the program to their patrons and will be given insight on the opportunity to have free, educational traffic safety related quizzes on their organizational websites.
At the conclusion of the webinar, attendees will be able to:
● Access the Driving-Tests.org website and Library Partnership Program
● Identify leading national organizations that partner with DTO
● Navigate the free Department of Motor Vehicle Practice Tests & Quizzes
Jacob Smith – Biography
Jacob Smith is a Communications Assistant with The Gillen Group, a small transportation safety consulting firm in the Washington, D.C. area. In this role, Jacob leads outreach efforts for Driving-Tests.org, one of The Gillen Groups’ clients.
As a global road safety activist and speaker, Jacob has worked with high schools, traffic safety organizations, corporations, and government agencies across the country to create effective programs and projects to mobilize young people for road safety. Jacob has collaborated with Safe Kids Denver Metro, the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration, National Organizations for Youth Safety, DENSO International America, the Colorado Department of Transportation, Texas Transportation Institute and many others to advocate for various highway safety issues.
Jacob has given dozens of presentations and organized panels focused on teen driving and pedestrian safety to thousands across the country. Recently, Jacob worked for Safe Kids Worldwide in Washington, DC as a key member of the Safe Kids/General Motors Buckle Up Partnership to develop new strategies to promote teen driver and passenger safety.
Prior to these activities, Jacob served as a National Board member for Family, Career and Community Leaders of America where he was instrumental in forming strategic partnerships for youth leadership programming and development.