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June 4, 2013

Addressing Transportation Risks with Youth Groups

The dangers of distracted driving and inexperienced drivers.

This video, the third in a series by Richard Hammar on six legal risks for church youth pastors, describes the threats of distracted driving, the use of inexperienced drivers, and the legal liabilities churches may assume by not fully knowing their state's laws. These threats are important to note, especially because so many youth group activities rely upon staff, and upon volunteer drivers, including youth old enough to drive, to drive members to events.

Part One of this series addresses the risks of inappropriate texting between youth pastors and teens.

View the entire six-part series on Richard Hammar's YouTube channel.

For more help with safety in your youth ministry, check out Richard Hammar's new eBook, Essential Guide to Youth Ministry Safety.

To get more help with best practices for transportation in ministry, check out Safety on the Road and Transportation Safety for Your Church, two downloadable training resources from our sister site, ChurchSafety.com.

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Thanks for the reminder to slow down and stay focsued to keep the community on mission . I get out ahead of myself (and God if that is possible) way too often.

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