Resources about Teen Driving


These teen driver safety tips and tools were created by the Teen Driving Safety Research team at the Center for Injury Research and Prevention at CHOP.  These free evidence-based teen driver safety tools for teens, parents, educators, advocates, and policymakers are to be used to enhance teen driver safety. These tools include fact sheets with teenage driving tips, videos, statistics, and educational curricula.

The goal is to empower young people to lead projects and programs across the country addressing the issue of teen motor vehicle crashes. The campaign gets under way each year during a high-risk time for young drivers: prom, graduation and summer driving.

NOYS highlights four areas of youth traffic safety–one each week during the month of May. The week of May 1st: Kickoff on Talking with a Young Driver; The week of May 8th: Speeding; The week of May 15th: Drunk Driving; The week of May 22nd:  Nighttime Driving – SYLVANIA Automotive’s Press Release; The week of May 29th: Drowsy Driving

NHTSA’s Teen Driving site contains information on States’ driver licensing requirements for teens as well as ideas and resources to help you—the parents—lay down the ground rules with your aspiring driver before you hand over the car keys. Here you will find in-depth information on some of the most common safety problems novice teen drivers should avoid. Educate yourself about the consequences of illegal alcohol use by minors, the benefits of seat belt use, the growing epidemic of distracted driving, and much more. promotes safe driving for teens and new drivers and is a top- ranked teen driving site on the web. It features hundreds of driving tips including ones for driving around town, around school, driving in bad weather, driving in the country, tips for buying a used car, finding an online driving course, tire safety, selecting auto insurance, and more.

This website addresses aspects of youth safety. The teen driver safety page provides prevalence and statistics of teen driving, explains the youth most at-risk and additional risk factors for teen crashes, how to promote safe driving, and federal data on teen driving.

This site supports families with free teen driver safety information and downloadable resources. The Teen Driver Safety Research team at Children’s Hospital of Philadelphia is proud to partner with teens, parents and organizations that work to prepare teens for a lifetime of safe driving. Please explore this site, use its research-based tools, and share its resources with others.

This website explains the Partners for Safe Teen Driving, an economical, systematic, and easily implemented program that enables school divisions and communities to give parents the information and tools they need to help their teens become safer drivers.  It is a community health initiative that involves all aspects of your community with the goal of preventing serious crashes, injuries and fatalities.

This website provides information for teens and young drivers. Links include: teen guide to car insurance, common driving mistakes teens make, safe driving tips for teenage drivers, safe cars for teen drivers, why teens pay more for car insurance, etc. The aim to to help teens avoiding becoming another “teenage driver accident statistic”

Designed by and for parents of newly licensed teen drivers, offers a variety of helpful resources you can use to help your teen get the experience they need behind the wheel to become safer, more experienced drivers.

This website provides a guide to teen driver safety. Links include the AAA foundation for traffic safety, explaining the latest teen driver safety research, and resources to help parents teach their teen to drive safely and prepare for the road ahead. The site includes a parent-teen agreement for driving supervision, resources for licensure and driver’s education, and provides links for both adults and teens.

Books for Teens:

The Driving Book: Everything New Drivers Need to Know but Don’t Know to Ask by Karen Gravelle

The 13 Most Dangerous Traffic Situations and How to Survive Them: Teen Auto Club Driving School’s Core Program by Mitch Terrusa

Never Tailgate on a Rainy Day: Tips and Advice for a New Driver by Beth A. Schmidt

Safe Young Drivers: A Guide for Parents and Teens by Phil Berardelli

Books for Parents:

Crash-Proof Your Kids: Smarter Driver by Timothy C. Smith

Not So Fast: Parenting Your Teen Through the Dangers of Driving by Tim Hollister

Safe Road Home: Stop Your Teen from Drinking & Driving by Karen Goodman

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