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Thursday, August 21, 2014 - South Jersey Traffic Safety Alliance works with Inspira’s RAFT program to bring traffic safety awareness to local students

CUMBERLAND COUNTY, NJ (August 21, 2014) – The South Jersey Traffic Safety Alliance in partnership with Inspira’s RAFT (Resources Aligned for Teens) program at Vineland High School, recently concluded a traffic safety awareness program, “K-12 Traffic Safety District,” for students ages 12 through 18. Inspira’s RAFT program was the first in southern New Jersey to offer the five-week course to local students.



The course, which is based on Kean University’s K-12 traffic safety curriculum, provides age appropriate traffic safety education designed specifically to be used in New Jersey’s elementary and high school classrooms.
 
Instructors covered a range of topics, including pedestrian safety, bicycle safety, occupant protection (seat-belts/air bags), teen driving and the graduated drivers licensing restrictions. Student participants also gained practical experience with traffic safety signals and devices, as well as interactive static demonstrations on reaction time and total breaking distances for vehicles.

The SJTSA and a representative from Kean University awarded the RAFT program a new portable computer for student use.

About South Jersey Traffic Safety Alliance
The SJTSA is a non-profit government organization dedicated to education and awareness efforts in reducing injuries and deaths resulting from crashes involving motor vehicles, pedestrians bicycle and motorcycle riders. It serves Atlantic, Cape May, Cumberland and Salem counties.

About Inspira’s RAFT (Resources Aligned for Teens) Program
The RAFT program is a School Based Youth Services Program (SBYSP) under Inspira’s IMPACT program. It is an initative of the New Jersey Department of Children and Families in collaboration with the Vineland Board of Education and Inspira Health Network. The program is staffed by healthcare professionals from Inspira. 

About Inspira Health Network
Inspira Health Network is a charitable nonprofit health care organization formed in November 2012 by the merger of South Jersey Healthcare and Underwood-Memorial Hospital. The network, which traces its roots to 1899, now comprises three hospitals, four multi-specialty health centers and a total of more than 60 locations. These include outpatient imaging and rehabilitation centers; urgent care; numerous specialty centers, including sleep medicine, cardiac testing and wound care; home care and hospice; and more than two dozen primary and specialty physician practices in Cumberland, Gloucester and Salem counties.

Together with its medical staff of more than 1,100 physicians and other care providers, as well as more than 5,500 employees, Inspira Health Network provides evidence-based care to help each patient achieve the best possible outcome. Clinical and support staffs are focused on providing quality care in a safe environment. For more information about Inspira Health Network, call 1-800-INSPIRA.