Parents: Share What You've Learned
Even though you’ve been driving for longer than you’d like to admit, having a teen driver in the family is unfamiliar territory for many parents. What’s the best way to create and enforce the rules? Are there extra steps you can take to keep your teen safe on the road? You can find answers to these questions with our Parents Are the Key free materials and Parent-Teen Driving Agreement.
Share these resources with other parents of teen drivers and start a safe teen driving conversation:
Whether you’re on Facebook, Twitter, or have your own blog, social networks make it simple to spread the word about safe teen driving. Post a link to Parents Are the Key, share tips from our Pinterest board, or even create an online group so parents can talk with each other about safe teen driving.
Talk with coworkers who are also parents of teen drivers or soon-to-be teen drivers. Ask your human resources department to place materials on everyone’s desk or share them via email or newsletters.
Work with your PTA chapter to plan a safe teen driving event. 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 can also participate.
Ask your religious leaders to address the importance of safe teen driving. Post materials on bulletin boards.
From bowling to book clubs, your friends may want to compare notes on the ways in which they enforce the rules of the road with their teens. Suggest using a Parent-Teen Driving Agreement to put the rules in writing.
Your fitness center 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.
Going to your child’s track meet, baseball game, or concert? Strike up a safe teen driving conversation with other parents in the stands. Occasions like homecoming, spring break, prom season, and graduation provide even more reasons to talk about safe teen driving.