|October 20, 2013|
NHTSA has materials on teen driving safety at the Traffic Safety Marketing website. NHTSA developed this three-tiered strategy to prevent vehicle-related deaths and injuries of teens by increasing seat belt use, implementing graduated driver licensing laws, and reducing teens’ access to alcohol and drugs through parental responsibility and parents setting house rules.
Also, The Children’s Hospital of Philadelphia (CHOP) and State Farm Insurance Companies initiated “Ride Like A Friend. Drive Like You Care” (RLAF) for Teen Driver Safety Week. It is a school-based initiative focused on the relationship between teen drivers and their teen passengers. Improving the safety of teen driving with peer passengers is at the heart of RLAF. The program aims to 1) build awareness about teen drivers’ motor vehicle crash (MVC) risks involving passengers in their car and 2) establish beliefs and behaviors among teen drivers and passengers that promote safe driving.