Parents Are The Key to Safe Teen Drivers
Many parents don’t realize it, but a major threat to their teen’s safety is driving or riding in a car with a teen driver.
The fact is, almost 2,400 teens aged 13–19 lost their lives in car crashes in 2019. That’s seven teens a day too many. The main cause? Driver inexperience.
One of the most important safety features for your teen driver is YOU.
Parents Are the Key, a campaign from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), helps parents, pediatricians, and communities keep teen drivers safe on the road.
Parents can make a difference. Here are simple, effective ways to get involved with your teen’s driving.
Pediatricians are valuable partners in educating parents and teens about the dangers of driving. Talk to your patients about reducing the risks.
Community groups and businesses can help prevent teen driving crashes, injuries, and deaths. Learn what you can do.