Parents play a crucial role in teen driving safety, from teaching teens the rules of the road to being role models when they are behind the wheel. Motor vehicle crashes are the leading cause of death for teens age 15-19, and there are multiple risk factors that make teens four times more likely than any other age group to crash. Behaviors like risk-taking, overestimating abilities, and giving in to peer pressure can lead to bad outcomes on the road.
Below are several resources to help parents start the conversation with their teens about safe driving.
- Centers for Disease Control and Prevention: Parents are the Key
- Allstate Foundation: Teen Driving Agreement for Illinois
- Cyber Drive Illinois: Teen Driver Safety
- Countdown2Drive: Pre-teen Passenger Agreement