National Teen Driving Safety Leadership Award Presented to NJM

View a news release about NJM's award from the NSC.

We are pleased to announce that NJM Insurance Company is one of the recipients of the 2016 National Safety Council's Teen Driving Safety Leadership Award, presented at a ceremony in Anaheim, CA on October 15.

Each year, the National Safety Council (NSC), along with the General Motors Foundation, presents the Teen Driving Safety Leadership Award to individuals or organizations that have made a positive contribution towards enhancing teen driving safety by:

  • Educating teens and their communities about safe driving habits
  • Using proven, evaluated methods to change behaviors to reduce teen crashes

NJM's driver safety initiatives include the donation of more than 65 driving simulators to schools in New Jersey, an educational Teen Driver Safety Program in which retired police officers deliver presentations to teens about the risks they face as newly licensed drivers and a teen driver challenge — "SafetySaves" — whereby students used a mobile app to track their driving behaviors.

Violet Marrero, NJM's Consumer Safety Administrator, oversees the Company's teen driver safety initiatives, and was on hand in Anaheim to accept the award. "We're very grateful that the NSC chose to recognize our efforts this year," said Marrero. "NJM has been committed to promoting and encouraging safety for more than a century, and we look forward to building on this accomplishment by continuing to develop and deliver safety programs that benefit teens, and indirectly all drivers with whom they share the road."