Safe Teen Driving
Motor vehicle crashes are the #1 killer of kids. Driving is especially dangerous for teens because the human brain does not fully develop its ability to assess risk or control impulse until the mid-twenties. No matter how responsible your teen is, they cannot overcome this condition.
- As a new driver it is important to follow your state’s Graduated Drivers Licensing Laws.
- Speeding, reckless driving, alcohol or drug use, not using seat belts, use of electronic devices and fatigued driving are all behaviors that increase the risk of a crash and risk the lives of all drivers, passengers and pedestrians on the road.
- Safe Kids encourages families to sign Teen-Parent driving agreements which outline safety risks and what happens if the teen driver violates his or her obligations.
Safe Teen Driving program available: Countdown 2 Drive