Inside Out – Teen Driving Initiatives
The links below are, in my estimation, the best national resources for parents. They provide tips on training teen drivers, statistics about the risks and dangers of teen and novice driving, information about what you can do in your community and state to improve teen driving, model parent teen driving contracts, and interactive activities for your teens to use to learn about how to be safer drivers.
www.nhtsa.dot.gov – the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration, a federal agency; the “Teen Driving” portion of its website has a trove of information, resources, and statistics for parents
www.allstate.com/foundation/teen-safe-driving.aspx – Website of the Allstate Foundation; Allstate had mounted a national campaign to promote the use of parent-teen driver contracts
www.betterteendriving.com – website of the State Farm Insurance company
www.MourningParentsAct.org – a Connecticut-based organization of parents who have lost children in automobiles accidents (I am a participant); the group brings a message, in person, to high schools students about the consequences for families of unsafe driving
www.lifesaversconference.org – website of the annual national meeting of traffic safety professionals, featuring at each meeting a “Teen Driving Track” (I was a speaker at the March 2009 & 2012 conferences).
www.distraction.gov – U.S. Department of Transportation website that summarizes current research about distracted driving
www.childrenshospitalblog.org – Children’s health blog by Children’s Hospital in Boston
www.safercar.gov – U.S. government’s comprehensive list of vehicle safety ratings
www.cdc.gov/features/safeteendriving – Center for Disease Control’s teen driving website
www.aaafoundation.org – Website of American Automoble Association Foundation, which includes in-depth research on teen driving and instruction
www.noys.org – National Organizations for Youth Safety (NOYS), a national coalition of groups whose mission involves youth safety. NOYS has been very active recently in combating texting and distracted driving among teen drivers.
www.nsc.org/safety_home/MotorVehicleSafety/Pages/MotorVehicleSafety – National Safety Council. The Council also publishes Teen Driver: A Family Guide to Teen Driver Safety (2004), which is an excellent resource.
http://autos.aol.com/article/fatal-distraction-teens-drivers-and-passengers-are-a-deadly-mix – Fatal Distraction: Teen Drivers And Passengers Are A Deadly Mix