Driving Risk: For Patients and Consumers
AAA provides state-specific, step-by-step information and resources for parents to use when preparing a teenager to drive. KEYS2Drive: The AAA Guide to Teen Driver Safety includes videos, quizzes, and a parent-teen driving agreement.
- Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC)
The CDC collects statistics about driving and road safety and maintains resources on its information page about Motor Vehicle Safety. The CDC also highlights advances in motor vehicle safety as one of 10 significant public health achievements of the past decade.
- The Checkpoints Program: Making Teen Drivers Safer
NICHD research has built a considerable base of evidence supporting provisions of the national Checkpoints Program—a driver education program that encourages parents to supervise their newly licensed teens and to model good driving behavior. One important feature of the Checkpoints Program, which was created by NICHD researchers, is a written agreement signed by both parents and teens. In this agreement, parents and teens commit to the conditions under which the new driver will develop good driving judgment.
This website, from the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration, is the official U.S. government website for distracted driving, and offers facts about the problem and opportunities to get involved.
- Insurance Institute for Highway Safety
The Department of Transportation maintains this site for information on the subject of distracted driving, including statistics, research results, information on state laws, calls to public action, and information on the department’s regulatory campaign against distracted driving.
- National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA)
The NHTSA offers information for parents about vehicle safety at Safer Car: Parents Central. Resources for parents of teen drivers, at Safe at the Wheel, include information about driver education, alcohol, distractions while driving, and seat belts.
Please note: Links to organizations and information included on this page do not indicate endorsement from the NICHD, NIH, or HHS.
Last Updated Date: 10/23/2013
Last Reviewed Date: 09/27/2013