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The first year of licensed driving is the most exciting and dangerous year of your teen's life. But the facts are hard to hear.
Car crashes are the number one killer of teens. In 2015, the year of the most recent data, there were 3,327 teen motor vehicle deaths – more than homicide, more than suicide.
As their parents, we want to keep them safe, and we can if we understand the risks teenagers face. We can help them beat the odds by staying involved as they gain experience over that first year and transition from novice to experienced driver.
DriveitHOME™ is a resource for parents. We encourage you to refer to and share proven, effective ways to help our teen drivers through this most dangerous year – and beyond.
Here are some easy things you can do to get your teen on the path to safer driving:
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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