Teen Driver Resources
Learning to drive is an important milestone. Driving is a complex task requiring mastery of various performance skills. It requires processing and accurately evaluating risk in the driving environment, developing appropriate responses to minimize risk, and gaining experience to predict what action others may take.
Motor vehicle crashes are the leading cause of death of 15 to 20-year olds. In 2005, 136 Young Drivers (Ages 15-20) were killed and an additional 193 others killed as a result of a crash involving a driver (Ages 15-20) in Georgia. In 2008, 3,500 15- to 20-year old drivers were killed and an additional 350,000 were injured in motor vehicle crashes nationally.
Research shows that in order for young drivers to remain collision-free, parents must model safe driving behaviors and invest in meaningful guided practice over a long period of time to turn these skills into good driving habits! It is our hope that new drivers will have a solid foundation to develop safe, collision-free driving habits that will last a lifetime.
The following are links to valuable information for teen and their parents.
- AAA Traffic Safety (AAA)
- American Driver and Traffic Safety Education Association (ADTSEA)
- Governor's Office of Highway Safety (GOHS)
- Mother's Against Drunk Driving (MADD)
- National Commission Against Drunk Driving
- National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA)
- National Safety Council (NSC)
- University of Georgia Traffic Injury Prevention Institute (GTIPI)
- Teen Driving Safety 101