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Teen Driving Safety Leadership Award

  • Recognizing Those Saving Lives and Changing Behaviors

    Each year, the National Safety Council presents the Teen Driving Safety Leadership Award to individuals or organizations working to improve teen driver safety and save lives.

    Car crashes are the #1 cause of death for teens, yet these crashes are preventable. Individuals and organizations across the United States are working to keep teens safer on the roads, and NSC wants to recognize these efforts.

    If you know an individual or organization that has made a positive difference in teen driver safety, submit a nomination between April 17 and June 15, 2017. Award winners will be chosen based on evidence of achieving the following outcomes:

    • Changing behaviors to reduce teen crashes using proven, evaluated methods
    • Leading efforts to educate and engage teens, parents or communities around teen safe driving practices
    • Advocating for policies based on the proven principles of Graduated Driver Licensing

    Award winners will be announced in September. They will receive national recognition at the 2017 NSC Congress & Expo.

    View past winners.

  • Graduated Licensing Protects Teen Drivers

    Graduated Driver Licensing systems are proven to reduce crashes involving teen drivers by as much as 40 percent. These systems help maximize teens’ driving experience while minimizing common crash risks such as passenger distraction, nighttime driving and cell phone use.
  • Why Parental Involvement is Critical

    Parents are the #1 influence on their teen drivers' habits. Drive the way you want your teen to drive. Learn more at

  • Safety Leadership Award Nominations

    We're looking for individuals or organizations that have made exceptional contributions to reducing crashes, injuries and fatalities involving teen drivers. Nominations will be accepted April 17 to June 15, 2017.

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  • What is Graduated Driver Licensing?

    Learn more about Graduated Driver Licensing (GDL) and why it works.

    Learn about GDL
  • teenSMART


    ​​​Computer-based training that significantly improves crash avoidance skills and is proven to reduce crashes, recommended by NSC.

    Download teenSMART

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