Teen driver risk factors and tips for teens and parents.

Teen drivers: the risk factors

Teen drivers have a higher rate of fatal crashes than any other age group. That’s mainly because they’re less experienced and lack the attitudes and...

Driver Code of Conduct

The Driver Code of Conduct has been developed to help eliminate risk from driving. It can be a useful way of checking that you understand...
Young Driver Safety Pledge

Young Driver Pledge

Demonstrate your commitment to always being responsible on the road by signing the Young Driver Pledge. The Young Driver Pledge confirms that you agree to obey...

TEEN NEWS

New study reveals that crash risk increases for teen drivers during first three months of having driver's license.

New research says teens most at risk in first three months...

Teen drivers are eight times more likely to be involved in a crash or near-miss in their first three months of holding a driver’s...
Five states awarded funding for teen driver safety programs.

Five states awarded funding for teen driving programs

The Governors Highway Safety Association (GHSA) and Ford Driving Skills for Life (Ford DSFL) have awarded funding to support teen safe driving programs to...
Financial incentives could convince teens to reduce risky driving behaviors, according to a new survey carried out by researchers at the Perelman School of Medicine at the University of Pennsylvania and Children’s Hospital of Philadelphia (CHOP).

Researchers find financial incentives could improve teen driver safety

Financial incentives could convince teens to reduce risky driving behaviors, according to a new survey carried out by researchers at the Perelman School of...
Researchers find “texting while driving” bans ineffective for teens

Researchers find “texting while driving” bans ineffective for teens

Laws that ban texting while driving are not as effective as universal bans on hand-held cellphone use, according to a new study led by...
UK Government considering novice driver restrictions

UK Government considering novice driver restrictions

UK Prime Minister Teresa May is asking the Department for Transport to look into graduated driver licensing for novice drivers. Labour MP for Darlington Jenny...
Report: Young drivers need to learn how to deal with vulnerable road users

Report: Young drivers need to learn how to deal with vulnerable...

Young drivers need to learn quicker how to avoid crashes with the most vulnerable road users, according to a new report published by UK...
RACQ: Most teens have witnessed parents taking risks on the road

RACQ: Most teens have witnessed parents taking risks on the road

A majority of young drivers have seen their parents engaging in risky driving behaviour, according to research carried out by Queensland motoring body RACQ. RACQ’s...

THINK! launches music video campaign to target teen drivers

The UK’s Department for Transport has launched a new distracted driving campaign, featuring a video directed by the team behind Pharrell William’s hit music...
Teens mistaken about drug driving laws

Teens mistaken about drug driving laws

A new study conducted by Liberty Mutual Insurance and SADD (Students Against Destructive Decisions), reveals that a third of teens think it is legal...
Risky driving behavior seems to run in families, and parents share some of the blame in teen distracted driving, according to a new report published by EverQuote.

Report reveals risky driving runs in families

Parents pass down their risky driving habits to their children and are partly to blame for the increasing trend of distracted driving, according to...
Study finds older teens are riskiest drivers

Study finds older teens are riskiest drivers

Older teen drivers (71% of seniors) are more likely to use a phone while driving than younger teen drivers (55% of sophomores), according to...
Best and worst states for teen drivers revealed

Best and worst states for teen drivers revealed

A report has been released on 2017’s Best and Worst States for Teen Drivers. The 50 U.S. states were compared using 21 key metrics, such as...
Teen GHSA Five states receive funding to support teen safe driving activities

Five states receive funding to support teen safe driving activities

The Governors Highway Safety Association (GHSA) and Ford Driving Skills for Life (Ford DSFL) have awarded State Highway Safety Offices in Georgia, Montana, Nebraska,...
One in three high school students reports riding with a driver who has been drinking, according to a new study from the University of Waterloo.

A third of high school students report riding with drivers who...

One in three high school students reports riding with a driver who has been drinking, according to a new study from the University of...
New teen drivers ages 16-17 years old are three times as likely as adults to be involved in a fatal crash, according to new research from the AAA Foundation for Traffic Safety. This disturbing finding comes as the “100 Deadliest Days” begin, the period between Memorial Day and Labor Day when the average number of deadly teen driver crashes climbs 15 percent compared to the rest of the year.

‘100 Deadliest Days’ begin for teen drivers

New teen drivers ages 16-17 years old are three times as likely as adults to be involved in a fatal crash, according to new...