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National Teen Driver Safety Week

In 2007, Congress designated the third week of October as National Teen Driver Safety Week, a time dedicated to efforts that raise awareness around safe driving practices for teen drivers. Each year the Children’s Hospital of Philadelphia identifies a new, safe-driving-focused theme, promotes it and offers resources to encourage parents, teens and educators to work together to improve driving behaviors and help save lives. This year’s theme is “Support Older Novice Drivers: Build Awareness of the Trend in Delayed Licensure.”

Crashes are the number one cause of death among teens in North America. National Teen Driver Safety Week is a time to emphasize the safe choices new drivers can make every time they sit behind-the-wheel:

1) No cell phones
2) No extra passengers
3) No speeding
4) No alcohol (or drugs)
5) No driving or riding without a seat belt.

The Parent’s Supervised Driving Program encourages parents and teens to review the guidebook’s section on Teens Biggest Dangers.

National Teen Driver Safety Week is the perfect opportunity to talk to parents about the importance of focusing on getting their teens the broadest experience possible BEFORE they start to drive independently.

Distracted Driving Resources

A Deadly Wandering
– A New York Times Best Seller from Pulitzer Prize winning author Matt Richtel examines the impact of technology on our lives through the story of Utah college student Reggie Shaw, who killed two scientists while texting and driving.

Distracted Driving News – A weekly summary of news, legislation, research and other information related to Distracted Driving. Updated every Friday.

StopDistractions.org – Their mission is to reduce Distracted Driving through advocacy, networking, to serve victims and to provide educational information and resources.


The Parent’s Supervised Driving Program

Winner of the 2013 National Roadway Safety Award

Winner of the 2014 GHSA National Peter K. O’Rourke Special Achievement Award.

Please contact us to learn more.

Helping parents assure that teens get the most and best practice experience during the Learner’s Permit phase.

  • No cost to DMV’s
  • No cost to families

State Partners:

• Massachusetts RMV
• Rhode Island DMV
• Vermont DMV
• Colorado DMV
• Maine BMV
• Wisconsin DMV
• North Carolina DMV
• Nebraska DMV
• Delaware DMV
• North Dakota DMV
• Idaho DMV
• Alaska DMV
• Florida FLHSMV
• Michigan DoS
• Washington DC DMV
• Pennsylvania DMV
• Washington State DOL
• Louisiana DPS
• Minnesota DPS

For information, please contact Jeff Larason, President of Safe Roads Alliance at jeff@saferoadsalliance.org

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