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Parents: Share What You've Learned

Help spread the word about safe teen driving within your circle of friends. The "Parents Are the Key" campaign offers free materials you can use, including posters, flyers, and a parent-teen driving agreement. Share these materials with people you see every day. Talk about the important role parents play in keeping teens safe behind the wheel.

Here are some places where you can start a safe teen driving conversation. Remember that seasonal events—such as homecoming, spring break, prom season, or graduation—provide even more reasons to talk about safe teen driving.

Through Social Networks and Blogs

What Parents Can Do

Are you a member of Facebook? Or Twitter? Or do you have your own blog? Online social networks and blogs are ideal places to spread safe teen driving messages among your friends.

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  • Follow Parents Are The Key on Facebook and join the conversation. Share your experiences, and when you need help, ask our experts.
  • Post a link to www.cdc.gov/ParentsAreTheKey and ask your friends to explore the site.
  • Use the social media buttons on our web site to recommend our pages to your Facebook friends, tweet a link, or share our resources.
  • Add the widget to your blog or send a safe driving e-Card.
  • Create an online group so parents can talk with other parents about safe teen driving.

At Work

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What Parents Can Do

  • Talk with your coworkers who are also parents of teen drivers or soon-to-be teen drivers.
  • Display posters and flyers on bulletin boards.
  • Email "Parents Are the Key" materials to your work friends.
  • Ask your human resources department to place materials on everyone's desk or share them via email.
  • Place an article in your company newsletter.

At Parent-Teacher Association (PTA) Meetings

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What Parents Can Do

  • Suggest that your local PTA chapter discuss safe teen driving. Plan a safe teen driving program and invite a speaker. National safety organizations, such as National Safety Council and National Organizations for Youth Safety, may have local chapters that could provide speakers. Staff from local law enforcement, highway safety, public health, and medical groups also can serve as spokespeople about safe teen driving.
  • Distribute posters, flyers, and other materials.

At Faith-Based Organizations

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What Parents Can Do

  • Ask your religious leaders to address the importance of safe teen driving.
  • Post materials on bulletin boards and place an article in the newsletter.

Through Parent Social Groups

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What Parents Can Do

Do you meet with other parent friends for bowling, card games, lunch, or book club? Don't be shy about bringing up safe teen driving. Your friends may even enjoy discussing how they set and enforce the rules with their own teens.

At Health Clubs

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What Parents Can Do

Your local fitness center, health club, or YMCA can be a good place to display materials and talk with other parents. You can reach both parents and teens, as some families make physical fitness a family outing.

At School-Based Sporting Events

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What Parents Can Do

Going to your child's track meet or baseball game? Strike up a safe teen driving conversation with other parents in the stands.

At Volunteer Organizations

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What Parents Can Do

Groups such as Rotary Clubs, Kiwanis Clubs, and Junior League are a good way to reach fellow parents. If you belong to one of these, or something similar, talk to members about safe teen driving. Share materials and spread the word.

 
1 in 10 teens in high school drinks and drives.
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