Motor vehicle accidents are the leading cause of death for U.S. teens, but UPS and its world-renowned drivers are making an effort to change that by partnering with Boys & Girls Clubs of America.
A Commitment to Safe Driving
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 CodeTM – helps teens learn the code for safe driving.
UPS Road Code provides teens with four sessions of classroom-based instruction and time behind the wheel of a computerized driving simulator. About 125 UPS employees serve as trained volunteer instructors for the program.
About The UPS Foundation
Founded in 1951 and based in Atlanta, 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.