Services, Resources, and Support
American Automobile Association (AAA)
AAA provides state-specific, step-by-step information and resources for parents to use when preparing a teenager to drive. The AAA KEYS2Drive online guide 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.
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 Parents Central. Resources for parents of teen drivers 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.