Resources for Parents

Did you know that new drivers are more likely to be involved in a fatal crash simply due to inexperience? Explore the links below to learn how you can encourage safe driving behavior by your teen.

From nighttime driving to not using seat belts, understand the leading causes of teen crashes and injuries and rules you can put in place to help your teen stay safe on the road.  

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All states have graduated driver licensing (GDL) systems, which help ensure teens can build driving skills under low-risk conditions. Studies show that GDLs reduce teen crashes.

Discuss your rules of the road with your teen, why they are important to follow, and consequences for breaking them. Create a Parent-Teen Driving Agreement that puts these rules in writing to set clear expectations and limits.

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Teen driving is new territory for parents, too. So spread the word about Parents Are the Key and the Parent-Teen Driving Agreement to other moms and dads in your community. It only takes a minute to share life-saving information on Pinterest, Facebook, or Twitter.