The Allstate Foundation has joined with the National Safety Council (NSC) to make roadways safer by forming coalitions in 10 states to address teen driving. The 10 coalitions have a common goal: To establish a culture of teen safe driving based on proven principles of Graduated Driver Licensing (GDL). Learn more about the Teen Safe Driving Coalitions here.
The Allstate Foundation is seeking to identify effective new approaches to improving teen driver safety, launching its comprehensive teen safe driving program in 2005. The Allstate Foundation Teen Driving Program empowers teens to become part of the solution, taking a positive approach to addressing the No. 1 killer of teens and making smart driving socially acceptable.
Learn about The Allstate Foundation's teen-led smart driving movement, Keep the Drive.
In 2004, the National Safety Council, the U.S. Department of Transportation and Toyota partnered to offer Toyota Driving Expectations, a free, four-hour program that provides teens with important skill development opportunities, while providing parents with the knowledge and tools to keep their teens safe. The program includes elements of NSC’s signature driving programs including the Defensive Driving Course, Alive at 25® and Family Guide To Teen Driver Safety.
Toyota Driving Expectations goes beyond what is currently taught in typical driver training classes to help teens identify the critical relationship between distractions and reaction time. Teens and parents navigate a driving course while drinking water, listening to loud music and talking on a cell phone. They also experience hard braking maneuvers on wet and dry pavement and maneuver through multiple slalom driving courses under the watchful eyes of professional drivers.
Parents and teens are split into separate groups for part of the course, allowing parents to learn about vehicle safety technology, defensive driving and how to design and set realistic expectations for their teen. The program concludes with teens and parents reuniting to develop a safe driving contract to be put into practice when the families return home.
Toyota Driving Expectations are being held all over the country. Check toyotadrivingexpectations.com for availability in your area.