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How to Prevent Teen Car Crashes
You play a vital role in preventing teen car accidents. By educating parents about the importance of their role in teen driver safety, you are also helping teens become responsible, skilled drivers. According to recent research from The Children’s Hospital of Philadelphia, most teen car crashes are preventable, and parents play a vital part in the learning-to-drive process and beyond. When you get parents on-board to talk with their teens about safe driving, safe passenger behavior, and following "house rules" for driving, you are helping to prevent teen car crashes. Share the research-based information, educational resources, and communication tools found on this site with parents and other trusted adults to prevent teen car crashes.
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- Help Parents Support Their Teens
- Enhance Their Education
- GDL Makes It Easier for Parents
- Facts About Teen Driving
- Strategies for Getting the Message Across
- Teach Parents to Be Teachers
- Help Parents Spread the Word
Teens have the reaction time of a 70-year-old when distracted while driving.
- Miles to go: Focusing on Risks for Teen Driver Safety (2013)
- Toolset: Miles to go: Focusing on Risks for Teen Driver Safety (2013)
- Trends in Safe Teen Passenger Behaviors Infographic (2013)
- Parents Teaching Teens to Drive: The Adolescent Perspective (2011)
- Fact Sheet: Parenting Tips to Keep Teen Drivers Safe