Car Safety - Teen Driving Safety
Teens are more likely to be involved in a crash than other drivers. Teen drivers:
- are more likely to underestimate or not recognize hazardous or dangerous situations due to driver inexperience.
- tend to drive more frequently under higher risk conditions, such as at night and/or without seatbelts.
- are more likely to take risks when driving.
Studies have found that the decision-making area of the brain is still developing during the teen years.
The leading causes of fatal crashes involving teen drivers include speeding, driving too fast for road conditions, inexperience, distractions - especially other teens in the car - and driving while drowsy or impaired.
You Can Play a Major Role in Reducing the Risk that Your Teen Will be Injured in a Crash.
Teen Driving Safety Tools
Recommendations, Tips & Statistics
Information for Parents
- A Brief Overview of New York State Graduated Driver Licensing Law (GDL): A Parent's Guide
- Is It Safe? Choosing a Safe Vehicle for Your Teen
- Teen Driving Safety Booklet for Parents
- Parent-Teen Driving Contract
Information for Law Enforcement
- Graduated Driver License Pocket Guides
- Obey the Law - Crosswalk Safety. A tool for use with pedestrians and drivers that provides information about laws to keep pedestrians safe in crosswalks.