Association for the Advancement of Automotive Medicine
The Association for the Advancement of Automotive Medicine (AAAM) is a professional multidisciplinary organization dedicated entirely to motor vehicle crash injury prevention and control.
Be Smart. Be Well.
From Blue Cross and Blue Shield of Illinois, New Mexico, Oklahoma and Texas
Teens are four times more likely to be in a crash than older drivers. Parents can help teens avoid accidents by talking to them early and often about the risks and responsibilities of driving.
Cell Phone Applications to Limit Distracted Driving
From the 45-Hour Parent/Teen Driving Guide (page 41) http://www.doe.virginia.gov/instruction/driver_education/parent_teen_driving_guide.pdf
This page from the 45-Hour Parent/Teen Driving Guide contains a list of applications to limit distracted driving. Cell phones represent one of the biggest risks to new teen drivers because of the distraction that they can cause. Fortunately, there are many applications available for cell phones that can provide protection from distracted driving by offering a variety of services such as texting-auto response, GPS-activated text/call shutdown, automatic call forwarding to voicemail, and more. This is a list of the top-reviewed applications for combating distracted driving.
Centers for Disease Control and Prevention
Check out this web site for facts, information, and tools for parents to keep young drivers and passengers safe.
- Institute for Youth Development
This site has more information and more thoughtful insights about our teens driving.
- Insurance Company Web Sites
All of the major insurance companies have web sites about teen driving with a wealth of information for parents and teens.
- Mothers Against Drunk Driving (MADD)
This Web site has information on victim services, public policy, programs, crash statistics, hot issues and many diverse youth programs.
- New Jersey Teen Driving
http://www.njteendriving.com/ NJteenDriving was developed by the Brain Injury Association of New Jersey to help increase awareness and educate parents about the risks of teen drivers and provide parents with information and resources on teen driving safety. We recognize that an informed parent plays a key role in keeping teens safe on our roads.
- Teen Driver Source
From the Children’s Hospital of Philadelphia Research Institute
This web site contains cutting-edge research and evaluated strategies, as well as practical resources to download. Researchers, educators, and communicators from the Center for Injury Research and Prevention at The Children's Hospital of Philadelphia together with State Farm created the Young Driver Research Initiative (YDRI), a unique industry-academic alliance committed to reducing teen driver crashes and now work with State Farm and others to study teen driving and develop evidence-based interventions.
Tips For Parents Of Teenage Drivers
When parents understand the risk factors involved in letting 16-year-olds get behind the wheel, they can act to improve the situation for their own children.
- Top Ten Tips for Preventing Teen Accidents
From GEICO insurance company, here's a list to review often while teenagers are learning to drive.
- Virginia's 45-Hour Parent/Teen Driving Guide
This provides a step-by-step guide to teach your teen how to drive as well as the mandatory 45-hour driving log, a sample parent-teen driving contract, and a list of cell phone applications to limit distracted driving.