Please visit these sites to find more useful information for teen drivers and their parents.
Texas A&M Transportation Institute’s voice-to-text study is featured here, pages 12-13 http://tti.tamu.edu/group/cts/files/2013/06/Spring-2013-Safetynet.pdf. And the earlier (reaction time) study is here, pages 4-5 http://tti.tamu.edu/group/cts/files/2010/08/Fall-2011-SafetyNET1.pdf
Driver Safety Education
Texas Department of Transportation
Public safety education page.
Do you know what it takes to be a good driver? Take a quiz and find out>
Teen Safe Driving – Georgia Department of Transportation
Helpful information and resources to promote the following of all traffic laws and safety standards when traveling on Georgia’s highway system.
AAA Texas: Teen Drivers – Keys2Drive
Teen and parent information, including quizzes, articles and a parent-teen agreement. Information may be customized by state.
Alive @ 25
Developed by the National Safety Council, the video-based program focuses on good decision-making while the driver or passenger in a motor vehicle. Available in Texas.
The ART of Driving
A two-fold site designed to increase awareness among teenagers of the risks involved in being a young driver and to advocate for improvement in youth driver education courses.
Edmunds.com: Driver Safety Series
A series of articles detailing the risks and statistics associated with teen driving and tips for improving safety.
Basic winter driving tips and links to additional information.
NHTSA – Driver Education Toolkit
A collection of more than 30 fact sheets, reports, report summaries, and curricula descriptions and guidelines, all focused on driver education, put together by NHTSA with the assistance of the national driver education community.
NHTSA – Teen Drivers
A resource for parents and teens including articles on teen driving dangers and graduated driver licensing.
The keys to defensive driving covers a variety of topics, from aggressive driving to bad weather driving.
This site contains useful facts and tips to help teens be safer drivers under different situations.
The Safe Driver
Always a fun and interesting spin on driving topics.
Texas Department of Insurance – Free Safety and Health Publications
Driving in the Rain (Take-5 for Safety) [pdf]
Licensing and Insurance Information
State Farm Young Driver Information
Information about adding a teen or young driver to your insurance policy.
Know the laws in your state.
California Office of Traffic Safety
Data and statistics for California.
2013 Nebraska Teen Driver Report
Statistics on Nebraska Teen Drivers.
Insurance Institute for Highway Safety – Teen Statistics
The most up-to-date numbers on teen injuries and deaths.
NHTSA – Data Resources
Get the latest traffic safety fact sheets.
NHTSA – Fatality Analysis Reporting System
Get instant reports on the latest crash data.
World Health Organization: Road Traffic Injuries
The World Health Organization (WHO), the directing and coordinating authority on international health within the United Nations’ system, works with partners—governmental and nongovernmental—around the world to raise the profile of the prevention of road traffic injuries.
California Office of Transportation Distracted Driving
Campaign materials you can download and use.
AT&T “It Can Wait”
AT&T has launched a messaging campaign along with a powerful mini-documentary to educate consumers about using cell phones while driving. Find resources, a texting & driving IQ quiz and pledge forms.
A guide to distracted driving & teen safety.
The Official US Government Website for Distracted Driving.
National Sleep Foundation site dedicated to public awareness of driving while tired.
National Sleep Foundation (NSF)
Alerting the public, healthcare providers and policymakers to the life-and-death importance of adequate sleep is central to the mission of NSF. NSF is involved in public education and awareness initiatives including drowsy driving prevention.
Information and tips to avoid drowsy driving.
Keep Kids Alive Drive 25
A non-profit organization founded in the summer of 1998, Keep Kids Alive Drive 25 is a safety campaign targeting observance of the residential speed limit.
Click it or Ticket
Get media for your seat belt activities.
Driving Under the Influence – Drinking and Drugs
Chronicles of a Teen Killer
Video from Houston-Galveston Area Council. A team of high school students from all over the Houston area was assembled by Texas Pictures to help create this powerful, graphic documentary that targets teens as the audience. The video is available on DVD to educators. Contact HGAC at 713-627-3200.
Website developed by the Texas Alcoholic Beverage Commission. Includes educational materials, posters and more.
What Really Happened is a video of one teen’s story. Her parents decided to allow her to have a pool party, with alcohol, to celebrate before she leaves for college. What happens next should be a lesson to all of us.
The Century Council
Underage Drinking and Teen Drinking Prevention
Mothers Against Drunk Driving underage drinking prevention information, including Red Ribbon Week information.
Texting while driving PSA Videos
Don’t Text and Drive – WARNING: this video is very graphic. It depicts three teen girls driving into oncoming traffic and shows in detail what could happen inside a car during an accident of this type.
Bus Driver Crash – a camera inside the bus shows how distractions can result in less reaction time. WARNING: language has not been edited.