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Car crashes are the No. 1 cause of death for teens. Drivers ages 16 and 17 have the highest crash rates of all age groups. NSC formed the Teen Safe Driving Coalitions with a common goal: to establish a culture of teen safe driving based on the proven principles of Graduated Driver Licensing (GDL).
GDL is a method of reducing teen drivers’ crash risk by 20% to 40%, and works through maximizing experience while minimizing the common risks teens face on the roads, including nighttime driving and carrying teen passengers.
Funded by the National Road Safety Foundation, the 10 Teen Safe Driving Coalitions are affiliated with their state and local governments, local law enforcement, public health agencies, traffic safety and injury prevention organizations, schools and businesses, as well as teens, parents, survivor advocates and more.
There are no membership dues; your only obligation is to help spread the word about GDL and teen safe driving. If you are in one of the states listed below and would like to learn what you can do or participate in the next meeting, we invite you to contact your state's coalition leader:
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.
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