Safe Driving Resources
- Road Ready Teens: Daimler-Chrysler: A web-based program sponsored by DaimlerChrysler, in coordination with AAA, MADD, and the National Safety Council. A Parent’s Guide to Safely Ease Teens Into Driving; includes Teen-Parent Driving Contract.
- National Safety Council: Search for:
- “Safe Teen Driving”
- “Teen Driver: A Family Guide to Teen Driver Safety:” This guide assists parents in managing their teen’s journey from beginner to independent driver. The guide also provides a written parent/teen driving agreement to help define driving restrictions, rules and consequences.
- “Alive at 25 Parent Program Online Training” free enrollment: Through this 2-hour online program, parents will learn how to reinforce basic driving skills and good decision-making that can help teens become safe, responsible drivers.
- Distracted Driving
- California Department of Motor Vehicles (DMV): The California DMV provides comprehensive information for teen drivers about the safety hazards associated with driving, especially among new drivers. The site also provides details on obtaining a permit or license and the graduated driver licensing restrictions. Parent-Teen Training Guide available online or at your local DMV office. There are 2 videos available for online viewing.
- GEICO:Teen Driving and Can I Borrow the Car: A look at the consequences of inexperience and overconfidence in teenagers on the road. Watch the video, with real life cases of what happens when you mix teens with a lack of safety. Also included is top 10 tips for preventing teen accidents, and videos “Real Teen Driving”, “Graduated License” and “Teen Driving Statistics - The Truth.”
- Liberty Mutual: Guiding teens and parents through the teen driving process - from start to finish. The website also includes a decision driving video, driving tips for safe driving, a driving test sample quiz, and information on teen auto insurance. Find out what effect texting has on driving ability and other resources.
- Every 15 Minutes: A 2-day program that challenges high school juniors and seniors to consider the consequences of drinking and driving. The program involves students, parents, teachers, police officers, and emergency medical personnel in a dramatization of the aftermath of a fatal alcohol-related car crash.
- Driving Skills for Life: Ford Motor Company in collaboration with the Governors Highway Safety Association has developed multimedia educational materials for students, parents, and instructors. Driving Skills for Life focuses on 4 key driving skills: hazard recognition, vehicle handling, speed management and space management. The free program compliments traditional driver education with their website, videos, and interactive exercises.
- You’re Essential to Safety (YES) Program: Farmers Insurance Group sponsors the YES Program, which includes a free video available for online viewing and an online road book called “Wrecked” with safe driving guidelines and tips. Also contains safety brochures available for download.
- Teaching Your Teen to Drive: MetLife Auto and Home provides the free handbook “Teaching Your Teen To Drive” and other resources for parents teaching their teens to drive. MetLife also encourages safe driving by offering discount rewards to insured teens who maintain a clean driving record.
- Allstate: The Allstate Foundation works to develop innovative, teen-engaging approaches to help raise awareness of the issues, reduce injuries and ultimately to help save lives. In addtion, there may be some discounts available to families including:
- Anti-Lock Brakes
- Anti-Theft Devices
- Defensive Driver Discount
- Good Student
- Multi-Line Discount
- Passive Restraint Systems
- Gauging Your Distraction: New studies show that drivers overestimate their ability to multitask behind the wheel. This game measures how your reaction time is affected by external distractions. Regardless of your results, experts say, you should not attempt to text when driving.