you're a parent who is anxiously anticipating your teen's novice driving
experience, a family looking for guidance during the minimum two-year
process a new driver goes through, or a teen unfamiliar with the surprisingly
high risks that teenagers face behind the wheel, our Family Guide is intended
to be helpful to everyone involved. Our purpose is to take any anxiety
and uncertainties you may feel and replace them with specific actions
you can take to manage the risks of teen driving in your family.
of Teen Driver: A Family Guide to Teen Driver Safety
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and Contents (PDF, 1MB)
- Our Purpose
Manage Your Teen Driver's Experience:
From Beginner to Independent Driver.
The Learning Phase "A Supervised Apprentice":
Learning to drive; getting a permit; mastering the skills; and practice,
- The Permit
- The Role
of Driver Education
to Drive and Supervised Practice
The Provisional Phase "A Trusted Intermediate":
Understand the risks of being a novice teenage driver.
- A Passenger
- A Nighttime
Risks from Choices We Make: Unsafe Driving Behaviors
Understand the risks of choosing to drive unsafely.
- Seat Belts—Every
Trip, Every Occupant, Every Time
- No Alcohol
- No Speeding
- Stay Alert—A
Caution about Drowsy Driving
- Stay Cool—No
Promoting Compliance with Privileges and Consequences:
Your family's management of your teen's driving experience.
Expectations—The Parent/Teen Agreement
- The Effect
of Your State Law
from a Cop: Enforcing Teen Driver Safety
Rates: Another Cost of Crashes
Resources and References