Motor vehicle crashes are the leading cause of death for teenagers in the United States. In fact, teen drivers ages 16–19 have a higher risk of motor vehicle crashes than any other age group. However, teen motor vehicle crash deaths and injuries can be easily prevented.
TIPS FOR TEENS
- Always wear your seat belt.
- Don't text or have any other distractions while driving.
- Follow the posted speed limit.
- Don't drink and drive.
Resources for teens
- Teen and Young Driver Safety - National Transportation Safety Board
- Teen Driver Safety - Florida Highway Safety and Motor Vehicles
- Teen Safe Driving: How Teens Can Be Safer Drivers - National Highway Traffic Safety Administration
TIPS FOR PARENTS
- Set a good example for your children when driving.
- Teach your children about the CDC's eight danger zones for teen drivers.
- Choose a vehicle with safety features to keep your teen driver safe.
- See this list of safe and affordable vehicles from the Insurance Institute for Highway Safety (IIHS)
Resources for parents
- Keep Teen Drivers Safe - Centers for Disease Control and Prevention
- Pointers for Parents: Roadmap to Teen Driver Safety - DriveitHOME
CHECK OUT THE FLORIDA SHERIFF'S ASSOCIATION'S TEEN DRIVER CHALLENGE OFFERED IN FLAGLER COUNTY!