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Drive It Home

One of the most dangerous years in a person's life is the first 12 months after receiving a driver's license.

Annually, about 2 million teens younger than 18 are in their first year of driving on U.S. roads, according to NSC. Their driving poses a deadly risk for themselves and anyone who shares the roads with them.

To help combat these crashes, NSC launched DriveitHOME, a website to help parents understand how to keep their teens safer on the roads.

Designed for parents and by parents, DriveitHOME includes an interactive website - - featuring engaging videos, practice tips and other critical resources. The website uses humor to capture the attention of parents, educate them on the real dangers facing their teens on the roads and help them provide ongoing coaching tips for recently licensed teens.

Among the lifesaving recommendations and resources at

  • Drive at least 30 minutes each week with a newly-licensed driver
  • Practice specific skills together and provide teens with feedback in the following critical areas:
    • Scanning the road ahead to recognize and respond to hazards
    • Controlling speed, stopping, turning and following distances
    • Judging the gaps between vehicles in traffic
    • Managing the highest risks, such as driving at night and with young passengers

Parents can sign up to receive weekly practice tips and suggestions via email and discuss and sign a Parent-Teen Driving Agreement.

Parents also are encouraged to share their own teaching techniques and experiences at


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