Parents & Teachers:
Resources on Teens & Driving
Getting your drivers license is one of the quintessential rites of passage in American teenage life. With this new privilege come new responsibilities and new risks.
This page provides information to help you and your teenager ensure he or she is the safest possible driver.
- Driving Skills for Life (DSFL): DSFL helps newly licensed teens improve their skills in four key areas that are critical factors in more than 60% of vehicle crashes: hazard recognition, vehicle handling, speed management, and space management. The parent Web site includes tips for parents, a coaching guide, and safe driving information for more experienced drivers.
- Injury & Violence Prevention and Control: This CDC Web site outlines the occurrences & consequences, costs, groups at risk, and risk factors associated with teen drivers. It includes resources such as A-Z injury topics, data & statistics, and publications.
- LifeSaver uses GPS and other technologies to lock the driver’s smartphone while the car is in motion. Through smart battery saving technologies, LifeSaver is always running in the phone’s background and transparent to the Driver when not driving. The app requires GPS to work properly on your device and location. In most cases the Driver must have a data plan for LifeSaver to work. You should plan on upgrading for a data plan prior to running LifeSaver.