Teen Driver Advocacy and Education

  • Every day car crashes end more teen lives than murder, cancer or suicide, and thousands of teens are hospitalized every year due to crashes. B.R.A.K.E.S is on a mission to change that.
  • By advocating for stronger driver safety policy, such as better Graduated Driver Licensing (GDL) laws, teen drivers -- and everyone on the road -- will be safer.
  • Children's Hospital of Philadelphia researchers collaborated with the Pennsylvania Department of Education (PennDot) to develop tools to facilitate the evaluation and enhancement of safe driving programs for teens.
  • The next National Teen Driver Safety Week takes place October 20-26, 2019. Now in its 12th year, National Teen Driver Safety Week is dedicated to raising awareness and seeking solutions to prevent teen injuries and deaths on the road.
  • Researchers from the Center for Injury Research and Prevention at Children's Hospital of Philadelphia have designed an evidence-based interactive resource to help parents effectively plan and structure supervised practice driving called the Teen Driving Plan.
  • If your organization is looking for themes for programs aimed at saving teen lives, look no further than promoting compliance with GDL laws. The teen safety Traffic Safety Marketing Campaigns include drivers ed, national teen driver safety week, teen seat belt use, and more.
  • Once your teen is ready to drive, you need to have a discussion with them about the rules and expectations for a safe driver on the road. A written document, commonly called a Parent-Teen Agreement, is the best way to ensure these rules are understood and followed.

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