Now in its 14 th year , National Teen Driver Safety Week is dedicated to raising awareness and seeking solutions to prevent teen injuries and deaths on the road. This grassroots movement has brought millions of teens, parents, schools, law enforcement, advocates, and policymakers from across the country together to tackle the number one cause of death for teens in the U. From seeking change on the local level with a seat belt check or safe driving pledge wall to meeting with elected officials, teens and others are using National Teen Driver Safety Week as a platform to create positive change. In fact, it can be overwhelming and cause teens to shut down. Research shows that teens understand they are vulnerable and are well aware of many risks.
Parents Are The Key to Safe Teen Drivers
Partners for Safe Teen Driving
The fact is, almost 2, teens aged 13—19 lost their lives in car crashes in The main cause? Driver inexperience. Parents Are the Key, a campaign from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention CDC , helps parents, pediatricians, and communities keep teen drivers safe on the road.
Always wear a seat belt and make all my passengers buckle up. Obey all traffic lights, stop signs, other street signs, and road markings. Stay within the speed limit and drive safely.
It is illegal to hold a handheld personal communications device e. Please view Drive Smart Virginia for additional information regarding the law. Partners for Safe Teen Driving No other hazard or behavior comes close to claiming as many teen lives as driving.