The purpose of having established Teens in the Driver Seat (TDS) Program in my school is to inform peers of the five major risks associated with teen driving to eliminate teen car crashes and thus saving lives. Recently, I lost a teen friend in a car crash and through the grieving process, I decided to take a stance in promoting teen safe driving. With the support of nine friends, I initiated the Teens in the Driver Seat Student Organization at La Joya High School on March 3, 2008. During the past four weeks, we launched a very successful campaign advocating teen driving safety. Activities have included setting up a booth during all lunch hours at my high school to distribute: business cards with the five major teen driving risks, students pledging to drive safely by signing a 10’ banner, distributing teen driving fact sheets with contact phone numbers, distributing ribbons with TDS slogan and website, placing green ribbons representing hope and life on trees, taking a photo of our core group with a crashed car, media coverage through newspapers and local school television interview that is airing multiple times during the day, displayed posters with teen driving factors information and other catchy slogans and teen driving messages throughout the school. To kick off our campaign, the TDS program at the state level sent us a starter kit with information, twelve shirts and promotional items, such as key chains, pens and bracelets. These items have been in high demand and TDS has been greatly accepted by our student community.