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For Immediate Release,
6/8/2011
Contact:
Kathy Lane
Communications Director
(630) 775-2307
kathy.lane@nsc.org
 

NSC Gives Parents Tools to Keep Teen Drivers Safe
Focuses on Teen Driver Safety during National Safety Month

Itasca, IL – The National Safety Council will launch Teen Driver Safety week, June 12-18, during National Safety Month – an annual observance held during June to educate and encourage safe behaviors around the leading causes of preventable injuries and deaths. Motor vehicle crashes are the No. 1 killer of teens in the United States – killing more teens than the next three causes combined – homicide, suicide and unintentional drug overdose.

For teens, the risk of being in a car crash is at a lifetime high in the first six to 12 months and 1,000 miles of driving. This risk can be reduced by a combination of gradual exposure to higher-risk situations and practice under parental supervision.

To help parents protect their teens, the National Safety Council is offering the following:

  • Teen Driver: A Family Guide to Teen Driver Safety – This guide assists parents in managing their teen’s journey from beginner to independent driver. The guide also provides a written parent/teen driving agreement to help define driving restrictions, rules and consequences.
    Free .pdf download available June 12-18.


  • Alive at 25 Parent Program online training – free enrollment
    Through this two-hour online program, parents will learn how to reinforce basic driving skills and good decision-making that can help teens become safe, responsible drivers.
    Free registration available June 12-18. 


  • How can I keep my teen driver safe? Free webinar, June 13, 11:00 a.m. to 12:00 p.m. CST
    What behaviors contribute to the greatest number of teen driving crashes? How can parents and teens work together to reduce crash risk? This webinar will help parents understand what factors contribute to teen crashes and share how parents and teens can work together. A special thank you to Toyota and FirstGroup America for making this webinar possible.
    Register today.

To access these materials, visit the NSC website. For more information on National Safety Month, visit nsc.org/nsm. Learn more about teen driver safety. NSC member organizations receive additional materials throughout the month. NSC would like to thank FirstGroup America, Toyota, State Farm and PDA for sponsoring Teen Driver Safety week.

The National Safety Council (nsc.org) saves lives by preventing injuries and deaths at work, in homes and communities, and on the roads through leadership, research, education and advocacy.

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