From Tragedy to Forgiveness to Safe Teen Driver


Safe Teen Driver was born of love and forgiveness. Bruce Murakami lost his beloved wife, Cindy, and daughter, Chelsea in a tragic car wreck in Tampa, Florida. Cindy and Chelsea died after a teenage driver street raced down a major city street and slammed into their van. (Click here to read the story.)

After the crash, Bruce agonized for months before finding the heart to forgive Justin Cabezas, the young man who caused the fatal crash. Instead of pushing for Justin to spend the next 30 years in prison, Bruce forgave Justin and created a nonprofit organization dedicated to teaching young drivers about responsibility on the road and in life. He formed Safe Teen Driver with Justin, and together, they began sharing their story and giving hard-hitting, realistic presentations to young drivers across the country.