Teen Driver Social & New Media
These resources will provide additional information, methods to connect online, and tools to spread the word about safe teen driving.
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Videos: Parents Are the Key
I Pledge Video
This one-minute video shows a number of moms and dads pledging to protect their teen drivers—the same way they pledged to keep them safe since the day they were born.
Parents Are the Key to Safe Teen Drivers Video
Motor vehicle crashes are the leading killer of teens in the United States. The "Parents Are the Key to Safe Teen Drivers" video offers information to help parents keep their teen drivers safer on the road.
Three Words I Love to Hear from My 16 Year Old
Just over a month ago, I joined the ranks of so many parents who have teens on the roads. Yet, even as I consider how well my son’s driving has developed this past year, I know many driving skills are obtained on the road, through experience. Simply put, driving is a high risk activity, and especially risky for teenage drivers.
Understanding Teen Drivers Is Key to Safety
As parents, we share our children’s pride when they earn their driver’s license. For most of us, though, our overriding emotion as we watch our teens drive away is concern. Our concern is justified. Statistics show that the risk of motor vehicle crashes is higher among 16- to 19-year-olds than among any other age group.
Parents Are the Key—Help Protect Your Teen Driver
In this interview-style podcast, Arlene Greenspan, PhD, shares information about CDC's pilot communications campaign - "Parents Are the Key" - to promote safe teen driving. Created: 9/30/2009 by National Center for Injury Prevention and Control (NCIPC). (9/30/2009)
Listen (4:56) Also available in Spanish.
Staying Safe Behind the Wheel The leading cause of death for all teens is motor-vehicle crashes. Dr. Arlene Greenspan discusses four things parents can do to help their teens become safer drivers. (10/16/2008)
Listen (5:01) | Listen (0:59)
Help Your Teen Driver Stay Safe Graduated drivers licensing, or GDL, is a system to help teens get safer experience on the roads as they learn to drive. This podcast, for parents of teen drivers, talks about how GDL can keep teens safer on the roads. (5/2/2008)
Global Road Safety Week: Teen Driver Safety Former CDC Director, Dr. Julie Gerberding, discusses the important role parents and guardians play in keeping teen drivers safe and how graduated licensing systems (GDL) can help. (4/18/2007)
Safe Teen Driving
CDC's Injury Center is committed to preventing teen crashes and related deaths and injuries.
Show that you support parents in their efforts to keep teens safe behind the wheel. Put a "Parents Are the Key" button on your Facebook or MySpace page, Web site, portal home page, or blog.
Want to help spread the word about safe teen driving to friends, family, and coworkers? Send a "Parents Are the Key" electronic greeting card. Choose a design and add a personal message—it’s as simple as that.
Have you talked to your teen about safe driving? Use a "Parents Are the Key" badge on your Facebook or MySpace page, Web site, portal home page, or blog to let your friends and family know.
The "Parents Are the Key" widget is an interactive quiz to test your safe teen driving know-how. Place the widget on your Web site, portal home page, or blog to help others learn why parents are the key to safe teen driving.
- National Highway Traffic Safety Administration, Traffic Safety Facts: Young Drivers
- Insurance Institute for Highway Safety, Teenage drivers
- National Safety Council, Teen Driver: A Family Guide to Teen Driver Safety
- Graduated Drivers Licensing Toolkit (order a copy online)
- The Guide to Community Preventive Services
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