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Life on the streets takes on a whole new meaning when you're a firefighter/paramedic. The streets are where the crashes occur... where the windshields are shattered... where the injuries are violent... where lives are forever changed. It's these kinds of life-changing experiences that create the backdrop for a dramatic, gripping program called Street Smart presented by Stay Alive from Education (S.A.F.E.). More >>

School Sponsorship Program

For young adults, life on the streets for beginning drivers can be quite frightening and very intimidating at times. Many teenagers find themselves literally at a fork in the road. The question is either to drive responsible or to drive carefree with the intents of impressing their peers. It all comes to down to using "Good Judgment". More >>

College Student Athletes Program

For young adults, life on the streets for beginning drivers can be quite frightening and very intimidating at times. Many teenagers find themselves literally at a fork in the road. The question is either to drive responsible or to drive carefree with the intents of impressing their peers. It all comes to down to using "Good Judgment". More >>

Corporate and Business Program

S.A.F.E. is working with the Military to educate our youth for the prevention and resolve of tragic accidents. Step by step the Miltary exercises routine emergency scenerios and teaches the correct protocol along the way. These exercises also stress the importance of safety and accident awareness. More >>

Testimonials From Our Participants

by Andrea V. - Dr. Phillips High School


I must say, honestly that was the best in-school presentation I have ever seen. Your program is great and I enjoyed watching the presentation, because it really gets through to the kids. I also like the fact that you don't say "don't do this and don't do that because it is wrong." you explain things thoroughly and make us understand how serious the situations actually are. Thank you for coming to my Driver's ed class. Take Care.

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The Latest News and Events

The Street Smart Team
Mar. 03,2016 The Street Smart Team
The first week of March was an exciting week in Miami, FL. The Street Smart team had a great week of training with some of the older, original team members from years ago. And to top it off, the new guys were welcomed by Matt Livingstone, one of the founders of the Non Profit organization known as Florida S.A.F.E. Inc.. And it only got better from there, as the team worked to reinvigorate the program. The Street Smart Team members are, from left, Ronny Garcia, Alex Jimenez, Greg McCarty, David Dittman, Natalie Brown, Ralph Jimenez, and honorary team member Matt Livingstone. Team members not in picture are Oscar Duran and Javier Perez.
Teens learn to be safety ambassadors for their peers
Mar. 03,2014 Teens learn to be safety ambassadors for their peers
St. Petersburg, FL (July 16, 2013 - WTSP 10 News) -- Students from across the state are hoping to spread a lesson that could save lives. The students are becoming safety ambassadors at the Florida Teen Safe Driving Coalition\'s Leadership Academy taking this place at All Children\'s Hospital.                         Car crashes are still the number one killer of teenagers, accounting for more deaths than the next two leading causes for that age group combined. The new texting and driving ban which will go into effect in October may help cut down on some of the deaths, but safety experts say that is just one step.                         As part of their training, retired Tampa firefighters Greg McCarty and Ronnie Garcia showed the students what they often find when arriving on an accident scene. They strapped 17-year-old Shawn Donaldson of Gaston County onto a gurney for a vivid reenactment.                         \"All of them think, \'It\'s not going to happen to me. This\'ll never happen to me -- it\'s always someone else,\'\" said Greg McCarty. \"But when we actually take of their classmates, one of their friends...we put them through a crash, we strap them to a board, we show them the tubes and needles that we use to save somebody\'s life, then it starts hitting home.\"                         \"It really hit home with me because that\'s how my father passed away -- from a car accident,\" said 17-year-old Alexis Bergsten, of Vero Beach.                         The group also toured the emergency room at All Children\'s Hospital, where some young accident victims wind up. They learned that seat belts are still the best way to avoid accidents.                         The goal is for the students to take what they\'ve learned at the leadership academy and create a program at their own schools to help keep teens safe.                         \"It\'s one thing for us adults to say, \'You\'ve got to buckle up when you get in the car,\'\" said Danielle Branciforte of the Teen Safe Driving Coalition.  \"But it\'s another thing to be in a car and have that teen passenger say, \'I\'m gonna get out of the car if you don\'t put your seatbelt on.\' Or, \'I\'m not comfortable with you texting and driving.\' When they\'re telling each other that in the car it\'s a lot more impactful.\"
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ForFor young adults, life on the streets for beginning drivers can be quite frightening and very intimidating at times. Many teenagers find themselves literally at a fork in the road. The question is either to drive responsible or to drive carefree with the intents of impressing their peers. It all comes to down to using "Good Judgment". More >>

Military Personnel

S.A.F.E. is working with the Military to educate our youth for the prevention and resolve of tragic accidents. Step by step the Miltary exercises routine emergency scenerios and teaches the correct protocol along the way. These exercises also stress the importance of safety and accident awareness. More >>

Important Stats you need to know

For young adults, life on the streets for beginning drivers can be quite frightening and very intimidating at times. Many teenagers find themselves literally at a fork in the road. The question is either to drive responsible or to drive carefree with the intents of impressing their peers. It all comes to down to using "Good Judgment". More >>

The Dangers of Distracted Driving

One text takes a driver's eyes off the road for about 4.6 seconds... Learn more »

During a 30-minute commute, the average driver plays music for 21 minutes... Learn more »

8% of parents said they had caused an accident because of a crying child... Learn more »

82% of pets ride in cars, often unrestrained... Learn more »

More than 8 in 10 people eat or drink while driving... Learn more »

In a simulation, cell phone talkers got in more accidents than those driving drunk... Learn more »

Women applying makeup while driving cause 500,000 crashes every year in the U.K... Learn more »

Of those who own a GPS, 41% set it while the car is in motion... Learn more »