DriveItHome

Car Crashes No. 1 Cause of Death for Teens

Car crashes kill as many teens as the next two causes of death – suicide and homicide – combined. The main reason is inexperience.

As parents, we need to stay involved, with our teen drivers, especially after they are licensed. We believe parental enforcement of the best GDL rules related to the principal risks for new young drivers can greatly reduce the odds of teens being in a crash.

DriveitHOME™ is an initiative of the National Safety Council, designed by and for parents of newly licensed teen drivers. DriveitHOME™ offers free resources parents can use to help their teen build experience to become safer drivers. It also is a place parents can share their ideas for keeping teens safe behind the wheel.

Our goal is to reduce the number of driving deaths, injuries and crashes involving teen drivers to zero. Any other number isn’t good enough.

We invite your feedback and participation. If you have any questions or comments, please email us at [email protected].

Requests to Share Resources
Requests to share resources on the DriveitHOME™ website or on our social media channels, including infographics, videos, blog posts originating on another site must not be branded to promote a product, business or service not affiliated with NSC. Because DriveitHOME adresses teen driving safety as it relates to GDL laws in the United States, we typically do not share resources outside of the U.S. unless they relate or compare to teen driving in the U.S. Additionally, resources cannot link to or reside on a business website (including but not limited to the examples above) not affiliated with NSC. Almost all of our resources are research-based and provided by public health, injury prevention and traffic safety organizations.

All resources should be focused on traffic safety, ideally as it relates to teen drivers. Remember we are parent focused, so information aimed specifically at parent education and involvement is given first priority.

For questions regarding guest posts or requests to share resources, please contact [email protected].

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