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How to Prevent Teen Car Crashes

You play a vital role in how to prevent teen car crashes. By educating parents about the importance of their role in how to prevent teen car crashes, you are also helping teens become responsible, skilled drivers. According to years of research conducted at the Center for Injury Research and Prevention (CIRP) at The Children’s Hospital of Philadelphia, most teen car crashes are preventable.  Parents play a vital part in the learning-to-drive process and beyond. When you get parents on board to talk about how to prevent teen car crashes, you are part of a movement to reduce the number of teen driver crashes, the no. 1 cause of death for adolescents in the United States. 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.

We regularly add new resources and update existing resources to help you reach parents in their important role in the learning-to-drive process and beyond.  Subscribe to the Research in Action Blog to learn when new resources and research become available.

Access teen driver stats & facts.


Teens have the reaction time of a 70-year-old when distracted while driving.

Teens have the reaction time of a 70-year-old when distracted while driving.

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