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Teen Driving - What Every Parent Needs to Know

The National Safety Council has long been involved in reducing the number of teen driver car crashes - by far the number one cause of death for teens. Here is what every parent needs to know.

TEEN DRIVERS: the facts

Inexperience contributes to thousands of teen car crashes each year.


2 million teens under the age of 18 are in their 1st year of driving.


40% of crashes happen at night, most before midnight


Each year drivers under 18 are involved in 900,000 crashes


16 to 19 year-old drivers are most likely to be in a fatal crash

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  • A6: That's why role modeling we talked about b4 is so important. Getting that bad behavior under control can prevent crashes 2 months 2 days ago
  • A6: We hear a lot about distraction, but driving too fast for conditions, impairment & agressive driving are all factors too 2 months 2 days ago
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  • RT : A3: Keep your eyes on the road, hands on the wheel, and mind on driving. 2 months 2 days ago
  • A3: Young passengers means friends, but also young siblings. They can be distracting to teens still gaining experience. 2 months 2 days ago
  • A3: Another distraction for teens is young passengers. Until they have 6-12 mos. of experience, teens should avoid it. 2 months 2 days ago
  • A3: For teens especially, put the phone away and out of reach: like the glove box. Set music/playlists ahead of time. 2 months 2 days ago
  • A2: Older drivers should be aware of vision/reaction time when driving @ night or in heavy traffic & adjust driving habits 2 months 2 days ago
  • A2: As we age, things like vision and response time may become more problematic. 2 months 2 days ago
  • A1: For more parent resources to help your teen driver, visit 2 months 2 days ago
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  • A1: And you don't need to have teen driver to start role modeling. Remeber, your kids are watching you from an early age. 2 months 2 days ago
  • A1: That means always buckle up & no phones, speeding, agressive driving, etc. Lead by example and show responsibel driving 2 months 2 days ago
  • A1: Parents can also get a head start by role modeling behavior. Drive the way you want them to drive and start early. 2 months 2 days ago