October 19 - 25, 2014
National Teen Driver Safety Week (NTDSW) is a time designated by Congress each year to raise awareness of teen driver safety topics and to encourage safe teen driver and passenger behavior. Now in its eighth year, NTDSW takes place October 19-25, 2014. Last year's theme was ‘It Takes Two: Shared Expectations for Teens and Parents for Driving,’ and thousands of teens across the country used the NTDSW platform to reinforce this safety theme at their schools, in their communities, and with their families.
Check out these blog posts that encourage strengthening the parent/teen bond:
- Manage the Transition from Supervised Learner to Independent Learner from Jessica Mirman, PhD, a behavioral scientist at CIRP@CHOP, who explains why parents should consider framing the intermediate period of GDL as a learner permit “plus” not a full license “minus” with their teens.
- Raising Awareness of Four Risky Teen Driving Behaviors from Dennis Durbin, MD, co-scientific director of CIRP@CHOP, who shares insights from his own life about setting rules for driving and communicating effectively.
- Understanding Teen Driving Skills Deficits from Christine Norris, a writer at CIRP@CHOP and mother of a newly licensed teen, who realizes she must practice what she writes to help her daughter gain driving skills.
- Gear Up for National Teen Driver Safety Week (NTDSW) from Suzanne Hill, director of Outreach at CIRP@CHOP, who explains the science behind 2013's NTDSW theme and encourages sharing ideas to make the most impact.
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