M.E.T.H.O.D. makes use of three primary and critical resources, Peer Advisors, Peer Leaders and School Resource Officers (SRO’s). The framework supports and promotes Peer Advisors and/or SRO’s as facilitators of positive change in a collaborative effort to stop distracted driving crash injuries and deaths.
Advisors and SRO’s participate in the peer training, provide guidance to students in the developing, planning and launching a M.E.T.H.O.D. campaign. The adult leader(s) serves as the integral channel for communication among students, faculty and the community in the effort to stop crashes.
Also, M.E.T.H.O.D. engages youth to be peer leaders and role-models in promoting responsible driving. Using youth to interact with and teach other youth is shown to increase learning and receptivity (Assinder, 1995).