I Educate & Support Teens
Reinforcing Safe Driving Behaviors
Although most teens wear seat belts and learn to drive safely, some still make critical errors due to skill deficiencies that lead to serious crashes. Others engage in risky driving behaviors. Our research tells us that most car crashes are preventable, not accidents waiting to happen. You have an important role in helping to reduce teen driver crashes by promoting acquisition of safe driving skills and preventing known problem behaviors.
This site iis filled with the latest teen driver research and evidence-based strategies. With your trusted guidance and these materials, we can help teens avoid crash risks and empower them to stay safe behind the wheel. The educational materials found here will help you create meaningful activities and learning experiences for teens to keep them safe on the road. These materials will help teens:
- discover, translate, and share what is currently known about teen driving
- script debates, produce media events, write press releases, and conduct school/community campaigns
- learn how to talk to their friends about rules in the car and to their parents about sharing a car and setting "house rules"
- What Educators Need to Know
- Parents: Your Most Valuable Ally
- Customize Teen Driving Topics
- Enhance Their Education
- Get the Message Across
- Help Teens Create Positive Change
- Homework Help–Teen Driver Safety Project Ideas
Young drivers are less likely than adults to drink and drive, but their crash risk is substantially higher when they do.
- Miles to go: Focusing on Risks for Teen Driver Safety (2013)
- Toolset: Miles to go: Focusing on Risks for Teen Driver Safety (2013)
- Trends in Safe Teen Passenger Behaviors Infographic (2013)
- Parents Teaching Teens to Drive: The Adolescent Perspective (2011)
- Fact Sheet: Parenting Tips to Keep Teen Drivers Safe