On February 1, 2011, KDKA-TV hosted a teen driving safety event that offered newly licensed teen drivers and their parents an opportunity to call and ask driving safety questions. Event participants included Westfield Insurance, KDKA-TV, Ford Motor Company, Allegheny County Pretrial Services and the Pennsylvania State Police.
Phone the Teen Driving Expert featured a phone bank of 20 experts from the participating organizations that answered more than 120 calls from 4-8 p.m. To see a list of questions and answers, visit: Phone the Teen Driving Experts Q&A.
The phone bank coincided with monthly high school assemblies conducted at Pittsburgh area schools, titled Taking the Lead: Driving Skills for Life. These assemblies are designed to help educate young drivers on safety behind the wheel.