This week - and every week, parents should have conversations with their teens about the important rules they need to follow to stay safe behind the wheel of a motor vehicle. These rules address the greatest dangers for teen drivers: alcohol, inconsistent or no seat belt use, distracted and drowsy driving, speeding, and number of passengers.
Facts about Teen Driver Fatalities
Motor vehicle crashes are the leading cause of death for teens (15-18 years old) in the United States. In 2019, there were 2,042 people killed in crashes involving a teen driver, of which 628 deaths were the teen driver. Parents can be the biggest influencers on teens' choices behind the wheel if they take the time to talk with their teens about some of the biggest driving risks.
From - TSM
GHSA Media Release: National Teen Driver Safety Week:Continued Parental Involvement Critical
Campaign Materials from TSM
Youth of Virginia Speak Out (YOVASO)
45-hour parent teen guide
Drive Smart Virginia
Drive Safe Hampton Roads
Virginia Driver Education and Traffic Safety (VADETS)
Partners for Safe Teen Driving
WRAP Youth Outreach
Chesterfield SAFE’s Drunk and Impaired Driving Prevention