|Welcome to The Shelly Cohen Foundation Through this foundation we hope to educate both teen drivers and their parents about cell phone and seatbelt use while driving.
On the day after Thanksgiving 2006, Shelly Cohen lost her life in a fatal car accident. It was determined that she was not wearing a seatbelt and talking on her cell phone while driving. After donating her organs, saving the lives of five others, our family decided not to stop. We pulled together to start The Shelly Cohen Foundation.
The foundation serves many purposes, but it was our immediate goal to provide teen driver accident avoidance clinics, SCAAT (Shelly Cohen Accident Avoidance Training). These clinics provide the opportunity to teach thousands of young drivers about accident avoidance through skilled driver’s training classes. The classes, which were developed with the help of Arie Luyendyk (two time winner of the Indy 500), provide both in-the-classroom and in-the-vehicle training to effect how teens react to accident situations. Our passion of alerting parents to the dangers of cell phone usage and the importance of wearing a seatbelt while driving is also a major focus during the clinics.
The foundation’s effort to mandate change for the positive will take time and of course the generosity of others. If you would like to get involved or learn more, please contact us. And as this site is currently undergoing extensive maintenance, please check back frequently to look for informational updates, upcoming clinics, and newly listed sponsors.