Jeremy Bethancourt Works to Keep Arizona Drivers Safe

ASSE member Jeremy Bethancourt is cofounder of Drive Smart Arizona, a coalition that aims to ensure that the people of Arizona return home safely to their families every day by teaching about the dangers of distracted driving and texting while driving. “Texting and driving is a national epidemic and a behavior that needs to be changed,” Bethancourt says. “At Drive Smart Arizona, we want to reduce distracted driving in Arizona through our education initiatives.”
Texting and driving a car. Warning message. Word cloud illustration.

To help further these efforts, Bethancourt, a member of ASSE’s Arizona Chapter, and Drive Safe Arizona distributed billboards in the Phoenix, AZ, and Tucson, AZ, areas urging drivers to stop texting while driving. This initiative also coincides with April’s Distracted Driving Awareness Month.

ASSE members can learn about how to get involved in local grassroots efforts to improve safety. Reach out to your ASSE chapter or learn more about grassroots advocacy on ASSE’s government affairs website.