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Fact Sheet: 3 Ways Parents Can Help Their Teen

 

Parents often don't know how to get started teaching their teens to drive. This fact sheet offers the following information: what it takes for teens to gain experience driving under safe conditions before driving under more risky conditions, how teens become experienced, safe drivers, and how to reach teens with positive reinforcement to help them become responsible adults.

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Fact Sheet: 10 Things People Don't Know About Teen Driving

 

Did you know that being awake for 18 hours is similar to having a blood alcohol concentration (BAC) level of 0.08--which is legally drunk? This fact sheet provides 10 quick eye-opening facts about teen driving distractions and risk factors.

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Fact Sheet: Risk Factors for Teen Crashes

 

Alcohol is involved in about 16 percent of fatal crashes involving 16 and 17-year-old drivers. What causes the other 84 percent? Here are some facts parents and teens need to know about risk factors such as inexperience, driving distractions, speed, fatigue, and seat belt use.

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Fact Sheet: Teach Your Teen to be a Smart Passenger

 

More than half of teens who die in crashes are passengers. Parents can help avoid a family tragedy by helping their teens become safe passengers. This fact sheet provides six practical tips to teach teens to be safety-minded passengers.

To download this tool in Spanish, click here.

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Fact Sheet: Setting House Rules to Reduce Teen Crash Risk

 

Teens who say their parents set rules and pay attention to their activities in a helpful, supportive way are half as likely to be in a crash. This fact sheet provides parents with permanent rules and temporary limits for driving privileges.

To download this tool in Spanish, click here.

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Fact Sheet: Developing Driving Experience

 

Experience counts when it comes to driving safety. Research shows that passing a driver's test alone does not mean that a young driver is "experienced." This fact sheet describes the three stages involved in achieving driving competence.

To download this tool in Spanish, click here.

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Fact Sheet: Parenting Tips to Keep Teen Drivers Safe

 

According to recent research of teen views on driving, teens who say their parents set rules and pay attention to their activities in a helpful, supportive way are half as likely to crash. Here are some tips to help parents set rules, offer support, pay attention, lead by example, and communicate with their new teen drivers about safety concerns and risk factors.

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Miles to Go: Establishing Benchmarks for Teen Driver Safety (2011)

 

Read this “state of the state” national report on teen driving, which examines the broader impact of teen driver crashes on society and sets benchmarks for change. Through 11 different indicators, the report provides a framework for monitoring the progress and impact of teen driver safety initiatives. The report will be updated on a regular basis to illustrate how current initiatives are affecting crash rates and to help policymakers, educators, and researchers set the agenda for future work to improve teen driver safety.  

Read more about the report.

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Legislative Education Fact Sheet: Boost Your State GDL – Extend Age Requirements for Intermediate License Phase to Age 21 (color version)

 

Share the fact sheet with policymakers to help explain why extending the age requirement for the Intermediate License Phase of GDL to age 21 could protect older novice drivers and those with whom they share the road.

The fact sheet is also available in a black and white version. Download it now.

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Legislative Education Fact Sheet: Boost Your State GDL – Extend Age Requirements for Intermediate License Phase to Age 21 (black and white version)

 

This helpful fact sheet highlights key evidence to start the conversation with policymakers about extending Graduated Driver Licensing (GDL) to cover older novice teen drivers. Share the fact sheet with policymakers to help explain why extending the age requirement for the Intermediate License Phase of GDL to age 21 could protect older novice drivers and those with whom they share the road.

The fact sheet is also available in a color version. Download it now.

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Legislative Education Fact Sheet: Boost Your State GDL - Enact a Decal Provision as Part of a Comprehensive Graduated Driver Licensing (GDL) Program (Color Version)

 

This fact sheet highlights helpful information and highlights key findings to spark conversation with policymakers about enacting a decal provision as part of a comprehensive GDL program. Download and share the fact sheet  with policymakers to help explain why enacting a decal provision can be a part of a comprehenisve GDL program that aids in preventing teen crashes.

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Legislative Education Fact Sheet: Boost Your State GDL -- Enact a Decal Provision as Part of a Comprehensive Graduated Driver Licensing (GDL) Program (Black and White Version)

 

This fact sheet highlights helpful information and highlights key findings to spark conversation with policymakers about enacting a decal provision as part of a comprehensive GDL program. Download and share the fact sheet with policymakers to help explain why enacting a decal provision can be a part of a comprehenisve GDL program that aids in preventing teen crashes.

The fact sheet is also available in a color version. Download it now.

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TeenDrivingPlan Tip Sheet: The Intermediate Period

 

This tip sheet provides guidance to parents on how to help their teen driver transition from a supervised learner to an independent learner during the intermediate period of driving. It is an added resource for families who are using the TeenDrivingPlan Practice Guide, an evidence-based interactive guide to help parents effectively supervise the learning-to-drive process with their teens.

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TeenDrivingPlan Practice Guide Postcard

 

The TeenDrivingPlan Practice Guide postcard is designed to be shared by stakeholders with parents, teens, and others interested in promoting effective parent-supervised driving practice. Learn more about the TeenDrivingPlan Practice Guide.

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TeenDrivingPlan Tip Sheet: Make the Most of the Learner Permit

 

This tip sheet helps parents effectively supervise practice drives with their teens during the learner permit period. It is an added resource for families to make the most of the learner permit stage of driving while using the TeenDrivingPlan Practice Guide, an evidence-based guide to help families conduct learning-to-drive practice sessions to build skills and experience. 

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