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National Teen Driver Safety Week

National Teen Driver Safety Week

This week is National Teen Driver Safety Week from October 21 to October 27. The Children's Hospital of Philadelphia Research Institute for Teen Drivers offers link after link of excellent information and resources.  We hope you find the information useful to you as a driver education provider and for the parents of teen drivers.

Operation Lifesaver has seven fun videos about driving near trains, railroad signs and other train facts. The are labeled as Ryan's Brain Videos. The videos came out this year and are current. They would be an excellent for parents and student drivers. Click Here to watch 'Ryan's Brain Videos.

Airbag and Seat Belt Safety:

Lessons for Safe Driving

Roundabouts:

Sharing the Road:

Safety Resources for Railroads and Large Vehicles:

Teen Driver Safety Resources:

Parents should model these safe behaviors for their teenagers:

  • No cell phone use while driving – whether hands-free or hand-held – including at stoplights.
  • Do not speed.
  • Always wear a seat belt, as a driver and as a passenger.
  • Know directions to the destination before turning on the car engine.
  • Refrain from road rage.
  • Do not drive while impaired (drugged, drunk, or drowsy).
  • Do not apply makeup, eat, or fiddle with the radio, CD player or music apps while driving.
  • Do not tailgate.
  • Be a good passenger – show respect for the driver and do not distract.

Parents need to know that it’s never too late to change unsafe behaviors. It will be worth the effort. Teens need role models, especially for road safety.

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