Motor vehicle accidents are the leading cause of death for U.S. teens, but UPS and its world-renowned drivers are going to making an effort to change that by partnering with Boys & Girls Clubs of America.
The UPS Foundation, the charitable arm of UPS (NYSE: UPS), has rolled out a national auto safety program in collaboration with BGCA to teach the company's industry-leading safe driving techniques to teens. Based in large part on the same safety training used with UPS's own drivers, the program – UPS Road CodeSM – will help teens learn the code for safe driving.

Thanks to a three-year grant from The UPS Foundation to BGCA, UPS Road Code will be taught to an estimated 1,200 teens in 2009 at Boys & Girls Clubs in 10 U.S. cities: Atlanta; Los Angeles; Dallas; Omaha, Neb.; Little Rock, Ark.; Oakland, Calif.; New York; Washington; Chicago; and New Orleans. The program is expected to roll out to other markets in 2010.

UPS Road Code provides teens with four sessions of classroom-based instruction and time behind the wheel of a computerized driving simulator. About 150 UPS employees will serve as trained volunteer instructors for the program.

About The UPS Foundation
Founded in 1951 and based in Atlanta, Ga., The UPS Foundation’s major areas of focus include community safety, nonprofit effectiveness, economic and global literacy, environmental sustainability, and diversity. The UPS Foundation pursues these initiatives by identifying specific projects where its support can help produce a measurable social impact. Visit for more information about UPS’s community involvement.


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