Car crashes are the #1 cause of death among teenagers and DCH Auto Group's dealerships are working to change that.

DCH Auto Group dealerships are committed to protecting young drivers stay safe.  At DCH Tustin Acura we are committed to work together with students to build a long term, teen-focused, safer community outreach program. Encouraging teens driving and riding as passengers, to make good decisions in and out of cars.  This includes not driving distracted, driving recklessly, or driving under the influence, to name a few.  DCH Auto Group believes in doing more than selling new and pre-owned cars, and at DCH Tustin Acura we've made this program a priority.

The goal of the program is to raise awareness through education, action, and advocacy.  Individual programs such as those sponsored by DCH Tustin Acura are designed to raise awareness in our community.  Our goal is to educate teens about smart decisions and safe driving and provide parents with the tools they need to set the standards with their teenage drivers.

The cornerstone of our program is our affiliation with Students Against Destructive Decisions (SADD). DCH Auto Group is the exclusive automotive dealer sponsor of SADD in New Jersey, southern New York, Fairfield, Connecticut, and southern California, and has agreed to help launch SADD chapters in local area schools.  Our goal is to help these schools develop successful, sustainable chapters, and to raise awareness about important behavioral decisions when behind the wheel of a car.  Through this agreement, DCH Auto Group provides both financial support and support from its employees.

Schools can always opt to establish a SADD chapter without formal corporate help or sponsorship.  SADD simply requires that the school register their chapter with the SADD national office.  Registration provides access to the SADD network but the chapter's progress is self-guided.  Our program is different because the goal is to give schools the tools necessary to establish successful and sustainable chapters.

Through our involvements with organizations such as SADD, National Foundation for Teen Safe Driving National Organizations for Youth Safety (NOYS), and the National Safety Council on Teen Driving, DCH employees work with students to raise awareness among their peers about the need to make smart decisions.  In working with these organizations, we focus on distracted driving, the importance of the graduated driver license, and the significance of parents playing an active part in their child's driver education.  DCH Tustin Acura sponsors events, activities and opportunities for learning with the ultimate goal of reducing crash related tragedies.

DCH Auto Group & DCH Tustin Acura would like to voice a special Thank You to all local community supporters who offer ongoing support since 2008 with local High Schools SADD student club members of BHS - Beckman High School, FHS - Foothill High School, THS - Tustin High School, and NHS - Northwood High School.

Thank you for your on going support and helping our businesses unite with local youth to build a stronger, safer, and healthier community!

Click here to view Student Thank You Notes from previous years.

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