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Many organizations are working to help parents keep their new teen drivers safe. 

  • National Safety Council works to reduce teen crashes in a variety of ways, including devoting significant resources to the Drive It Home initiative, as well as other programs to promote safe driving through legislation and corporate programs. Parents can find additional information on the NSC site that will be useful in understanding what can be done to establish a culture of safe driving in their families.
  • Allstate Foundation is a major funder of Drive it Home and works through a variety of initiatives with many organizations to promote safe driving, especially among teens.
  • Ten states were identified by NSC and The Allstate Foundation and extra efforts are focused in these states to create partnerships and coalitions to reduce the number of teen car crashes.  These states are California, Florida, Illinois, Maryland, Minnesota, New Jersey, New York, Pennsylvania, Tennessee and Texas.
  • The Research Institute of the Children's Hospital of Philadelphia works to put research in the area of teen driving safety into practice.
  • The Federal Center For Disease Control and Prevention has launched a major initiative called Parents are the Key that provides additional resources for parents of teen drivers.
  • The Insurance Institute for Highway Safety has created a GDL Calculator which shows how the five components of graduated driver licensing laws work to reduce crashes and crash deaths among teens.
  • FocusDriven is dedicated to eliminating cell phone distracted driving.
  • From California, Impact Teen Drivers and What Do You Consider Lethal are devoted to eliminating teen crashes.
  • The AAA Foundation works to reduce crashes by all drivers, but has initiatives directed at teens as well.
  • The National Highway Traffic Safety Administration has Parent Central - a website devoted to parents of kids and youth of all ages dedicated to keeping vehicle safety.
  • Mothers Against Drunk Driving provides information on the Power of Parents in the effort to change behaviors regarding teens and alcohol.
  • Safe Kids USA works with teens younger than driving age (13 and 14) to help prepare them to drive.
  • The US Department of Transportation provides tests all vehicles and lists the safest cars each year.

 

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