JourneySafe is an outreach program established by the family and friends of Jill Sabet and Jonathan Schulte, two remarkable teens who lost their lives May 26, 2005 in a senseless single vehicle automobile crash. They were passengers in a friend's overcrowded car on the way to their junior prom. It was no freak accident and no drugs or alcohol were involved: just an instant of distraction in which the young driver looked away from the road searching for a pack of gum, then panicked and lost control of the car.
The primary goal of the JourneySafe program is to educate teens and parents about the unique risks faced by young drivers and their passengers. Using the story of Jill and Jonathan and focusing on the 6,000 teens killed each year in similar automobile crashes, JourneySafe promotes and teaches a "positive peer pressure -- friends protecting friends" concept that teens can use as a tool to protect themselves and each other on and off the road.