Teens' Biggest Safety Threat is Sitting on the Driveway

A New Teen Driver Celebrates Getting a License. Parents Should Continue to Practice Driving with Teens Even After They Get a LicenseParental involvement doesn't end when a child gets a license. Teen drivers who continue to practice with their parents reduce their chances of being involved in a crash. This report from the Governors Highway Safety Association offers more information.

Visit DriveitHOME for a variety of helpful resources to help your teen get the experience they need behind the wheel.

No state has laws strong enough to fully protect new teen drivers. Household rules about passengers, nighttime driving and cell phone use can fill gaps in state laws. The New Driver Deal outlines these rules.

Teens Crash Because They Are Inexperienced Drivers

Teens crash most often because they are inexperienced. They struggle judging gaps in traffic, driving the right speed for conditions and turning safely, among other things.

National Teen Driver Safety Week

The National Highway Traffic Safety Administration sponsors Teen Driver Safety Week each year in October. Parents are the biggest influencers on their teen drivers, even if you think they aren't listening.

NHTSA reminds parents to set the rules before they hit the road with "5 to Drive":

  • No cell phones while driving
  • No extra passengers
  • No speeding
  • No alcohol
  • No driving or riding without a seat belt
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Best Practice GDL Framework

NSC and the Traffic Injury Research Foundation have released two reports that detail what the best GDL framework should include and the best strategies for implementation.

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