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How to Prevent Teen Car Crashes
You play a vital role in preventing teen car accidents. By educating parents about the importance of their role in teen driver safety, you are also helping teens become responsible, skilled drivers. According to recent research from The Children’s Hospital of Philadelphia, most teen car crashes are preventable, and parents play a vital part in the learning-to-drive process and beyond. When you get parents on-board to talk with their teens about safe driving, safe passenger behavior, and following "house rules" for driving, you are helping to prevent teen car crashes. Share the research-based information, educational resources, and communication tools found on this site with parents and other trusted adults to prevent teen car crashes.
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- Help Parents Support Their Teens
- GDL Makes It Easier for Parents
- Facts About Teen Driving
- Strategies for Getting the Message Across
- Enhancing Education to Keep Teens Safe On the Road
- Parents and Their Peers
- Teach Parents to Become Driving Teachers
Just one teen passenger doubles the risk a teen driver will get into a fatal crash; three or more passengers quadruples the risk.