Keeping Young Drivers Safe:


A Resource for Parents and Educators

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Visit the Keeping Young Drivers Safe Web site.  The site provides research-based guidance to parents and educators to help new drivers stay as safe as possible during their first years behind the wheel.  Traffic crashes are the No. 1 killer of teenagers. Crashes are more common among young drivers than among any other age group, with 1 in 4 crash fatalities in the U.S. involving a 16- to 24-year old. The first six months after getting a license are the most dangerous time for any driver, and risk remains high during the first year. After this, the crash risk for young drivers remains two to three times as high as for adults, until young drivers reach age 25.

In an effort to reduce crashes among young people, The Center for Injury Research and Prevention at The Children’s Hospital of Philadelphia and State Farm Insurance Companies co-developed a multi-year, teen-centered research initiative to help young drivers develop safe, smart driving behaviors and skills. We also co-sponsored a panel of international experts and assembled a multidisciplinary team of researchers from The Children’s Hospital of Philadelphia and the University of Pennsylvania to determine the best ways to help parents and educators prepare new drivers for a lifetime of safe driving.

Review the navigation items on the left-hand side of this site; you’ll find information on numerous topics, including:



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