Award-Winning Road Safety Campaign
While Thompson has become recognized for his calculated aggressiveness on the racetrack, off the track he is an award-winning road safety advocate. In 2015, after witnessing the devastation caused by distracted driving within his peer group, Thompson founded “Drive to Stay Alive”. The safe driving campaign utilizes Parker’s unique experiences to connect with high school students and deliver an important message about road safety. Since its inception, the program has presented to more than 100,000 students and 16,000 parents, teachers and transportation industry leaders.
Parker Thompson’s presentation to youth on distracted driving is incredibly impactful and motivating. He strikes to the core of the issue with real statistics and anecdotal evidence. He’s definitely saving lives with his message for our youth.