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Families Acting for Community Traffic Safety (FACTS) is a national peer education program through which students strive to save lives educating adults and youth about traffic safety and supporting enforcement of local rules and regulations regarding community traffic safety.

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Through FACTS, FCCLA members create projects that strive to save lives through sober driving, seat belt use, safe driving habits, becoming the spokesperson for their safety, and bridging the gap between youth and adults to understand the importance of driver education and safety.Traffic safety is a family affair.Children first learn basic safety skills and attitudes in families.Crashes deeply affect families.FCCLA members can help families emphasize safety and avoid related concerns.

FACTS is a program that can excite students about learning, sharpen their critical thinking skills, and provide many opportunities for hands-on, student-directed lessons.By coordinating the FACTS peer education efforts with efforts through academic learning, projects can be service learning opportunities for FCCLA leaders.

FACTS Units:

  • Think SMART — Promote attitudes and provide events that keep youth from driving when under the influence of alcohol and other drugs.
  • Buckle UP — Promote the benefits and safe use of seat belts, child safety seats, booster seats, and air bags.
  • Arrive Alive — Promote safe driving habits, especially for less-experienced drivers.
  • Speak Up — Promote the empowerment of teens to speak up for their safety.
  • Bridge the Gap — Promote conversation and training for parents of teens as they work together to enhance traffic safety.

Click Here to integrate FCCLA into your classroom by downloading lesson plans and activities!

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FCCLA offers national recognition to chapters that complete FCCLA FACTS projects. This honor includes cash awards and special recognition at the National Leadership Conference, online, and in Teen Times magazine. Chapters apply online for recognition for their hard work and innovative projects with the National FACTS Program Award Application.

  • High School Award — $1,000
  • Middle School Award — $1,000
  • Runner-Up Award — $500

Deadline: Award Applications must be submitted online to FCCLA national headquarters by March 1.The online award system will automatically close March 1, 11:59 p.m. EST.


To apply for the Families Acting for Community Traffic Safety Program Award please follow the steps below:


  1. Log on to the FCCLA affiliation system by going here:
  2. Once logged in, select the “Program Awards” tab
  3. Select the Families Acting for Community Traffic Safety Program Award section
  4. Select “Apply Now” for either Middle or High School
    1. Please be sure to select the correct application
  5. Fill out all of the required fields* as specified on the application then hit “Submit”
    1. Please note: Once you submit your application you cannot make any changes. Double check all of your answers before submitting.
    2. If you are not finished with the application yet, hit “Save” and you can come back and finish your application at another time
    3. If you no longer wish to complete the application, hit “Delete”
  6. You are required to upload 3 photos to a photo sharing website and provide us with the link to the photos on the application. Instructions on how to do so can be found here.
  7. You will have the option to provide up to 10 supporting files, such as promotional pieces (e.g. flyers, print ads, PSAs, 90 seconds of video, etc.) and public relations materials (newspaper articles, TV interview video, etc.) that help tell the story of your project to Dropbox and provide the link to the files on the application. Instructions on how to use Dropbox can be found here.
  8. Be sure to read the Program Awards Application Terms & Conditions before starting your application.


*This application will automatically stop you once you have reached the word limit for that answer and the application also has a spell check feature. You cannot copy and paste into the application.


FACTS Preview Application


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Congratulations 2014 FACTS Award Winners!!

High School Winner
Capital High FCCLA, Idaho
Project Title:  CAPITAL-IZE Not to Text and Drive

Middle School Winner
Tucker Middle FCCLA, Georgia
Project Title:  Safety First, Then Quench Your Thirst

Runner-Up Winner
Goodhue Jr/Sr FCCLA, Minnesota
Project Title:  Death By Distraction

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IKnowEverything Teen Driver Safety Events
The Foundation for Advancing Alcohol Responsibility (FAAR) selected 14 FCCLA chapters to host assemblies featuring the IKnowEverything teen driver safety interactive game show at their schools. Congratulations to the recipients!

  • Austin High School - Alabama

  • Bangor Middle/High School - Wisconsin

  • Blue Valley Randolph High School - Kansas

  • Burgettstown Middle/High School - Pennsylvania

  • Carlin High Combined Schools - Nevada

  • Clyde A Erwin High School - North Carolina

  • Corner Canyon High School - Utah

  • G.W. Carver High School - Alabama

  • John P. Stevens High School - New Jersey

  • Pennsbury High School - Pennsylvania

  • Shelby High School - Ohio

  • University High School - West Virginia

  • Upton High School - Wyoming

  • Woodrow Wilson High School - Virginia

For additional information, please visit

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CVSA Operation Safe Driver - CVSA, in partnership with the Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration (FMCSA), state, provincial and local law enforcement and industry launched the campaign in 2007 to combat the number of deaths resulting from crashes involving large trucks, buses and passenger vehicles.

The Foundation for Advancing Alcohol Responsibility - The Foundation for Advancing Alcohol Responsibility (FAAR) leads the fight to eliminate drunk driving and underage drinking and promotes responsible decision-making regarding beverage alcohol.  

HBO Family - HBO Family is the home of commercial free, non R or TVMA-rated programming selected to satisfy the needs of different age groups.

Local law enforcement, fire fighters, and medical personnel

National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA) - Saving lives, preventing injuries and reducing economic costs due to road traffic crashes, through education, research, safety standards and enforcement activity.

National Organizations for Youth Safety (NOYS) - Promoting youth empowerment and leadership, and build partnerships that save lives, prevent injuries and enhance safe and healthy lifestyles among all youths.

National Sleep Foundation - An independent nonprofit organization dedicated to improving public health and safety by achieving understanding of sleep and sleep disorders, and by supporting sleep-related education, research, and advocacy.

Recording Artists, Actors and Athletes Against Drunk Driving (RADD) - The entertainment industry's voice for road safety – is dedicated to saving lives and reducing injuries through edutainment.

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  • FCCLA FACTS Program Info Sheet
  • Safe Road Home – By Karen Goodman & Kirk Simons – This book takes a brutally honest look at this crucial subject; featuring detailed advice, new research, and practical safe-driving tips from leading experts in adolescent medicine, substance-abuse prevention, and driver education.

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