For Parents

Be Smart. Be Well.
http://www.besmartbewell.com/teen-driving/
Be Smart. Be Well. is an award-winning website that delivers life-story videos, expert interviews and in-depth articles on a variety of important health topics. The Teen Driving topic includes information, videos and resources to help parents talk to teen drivers about distracted driving, texting and driving, and drinking and driving. It also provides practical advice to help get teens the experience they need to be safe on the road.

Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC)
http://www.cdc.gov/motorvehiclesafety/teen_drivers/index.html
http://www.cdc.gov/parentsarethekey/index.html
Motor vehicle crashes are the leading cause of death for U.S. teens. Parents Are the Key, a campaign from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), helps parents, pediatricians, and communities keep teen drivers safe on the road.

Distraction.gov
http://www.distraction.gov/
http://www.distraction.gov/take-action/parents.html
Distraction.gov is your resource for learning more about distracted driving. Get the facts, get involved, and help us keep America's roadways safe.

DriveitHOME
http://driveithome.org/
DriveitHOME is an initiative of the National Safety Council, designed by and for parents of newly licensed teen drivers. DriveitHOME offers free resources parents can use to help their teen build experience to become safer drivers. It also is a place parents can share their ideas for keeping teens safe behind the wheel.

DRIVE SMART Virginia
http://www.drivesmartva.org/
DRIVE SMART Virginia is a non-profit organization dedicated to educating drivers and raising traffic safety awareness in order to save lives and reduce injuries on the roadways of Virginia.

Ford Driving Skills for Life (Ford DSFL)
http://www.drivingskillsforlife.com/
Ford Driving Skills for Life (Ford DSFL) was established in 2003 by Ford Motor Company Fund, the Governors Highway Safety Association, and a panel of safety experts to teach newly licensed teens the necessary skills for safe driving beyond what they learn in standard driver education programs.

How to Get Cheap Car Insurance in 2015 (from The Simple Dollar)
http://www.thesimpledollar.com/cheap-car-insurance/
This guide outlines seven strategies that will help you save on car insurance. The strategies include shopping around for cheap car insurance quotes using an online quote generator, bundling your car insurance with other policies, raising your deductible, driving a low-risk car, changing your driving habits, asking about discounts, and maintaining good credit.

Insurance Institute for Highway Safety / Highway Loss Data Institute
http://www.iihs.org/
http://www.iihs.org/iihs/brochures/beginning-teen-drivers
http://www.iihs.org/iihs/topics/laws/graduatedlicenseintro?topicName=teenagers
The Insurance Institute for Highway Safety (IIHS) is an independent, nonprofit scientific and educational organization dedicated to reducing the losses — deaths, injuries and property damage — from crashes on the nation's roads. The Highway Loss Data Institute (HLDI) shares and supports this mission through scientific studies of insurance data representing the human and economic losses resulting from the ownership and operation of different types of vehicles and by publishing insurance loss results by vehicle make and model.

I Promise Program
http://www.ipromiseprogram.com/
Car crashes are the leading cause of permanent injury and death in youth. The I Promise Program is designed to help parents reduce the risk of their son or daughter's involvement in a crash. The heart of the I Promise Program is the Parent-Youth Safe Driving Contract - developed with the input of teens, parents, police, traffic safety experts and researchers.

It Can Wait Campaign (from AT&T)
http://www.att.com/gen/press-room?pid=23181
The goal of AT&T's It Can Wait Campaign is to educate all wireless users on the risks of texting while driving. AT&T is committed to putting an end to this dangerous behavior and their message is simple, yet vital: When it comes to texting and driving, It Can Wait.

Keys2Drive: The AAA Guide to Teen Driver Safety
http://teendriving.aaa.com/VA/
Before your teen begins to drive, get the information you need about driver education, licensing, insurance, risks and responsibilities. As your teen begins driving, learn how you can take an active role in training and prepare your teen to handle various situations. Prepare for your teen’s solo driving by understanding state laws, insurance requirements and driving risks, as well as steps you can take to stay involved.

Mothers Against Drunk Driving (MADD)
http://www.madd.org/
http://www.madd.org/local-offices/va/
Mothers Against Drunk Driving (MADD) is the nation’s largest nonprofit working to protect families from drunk driving and underage drinking.

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. Informed parents play a key role in keeping teens safe on our roads.

Parents Central
http://www.safercar.gov/parents/index.htm
Parents Central provides information about your State's licensing requirements for teens, as well as, ideas and resources to help you lay the ground rules with your aspiring driver - before you hand over the car keys. Arm yourself with information on alcohol use and its consequences, the benefits of seat belt usage, and the growing problem of distracted driving.

Road Ready Teens
http://www.roadreadyteens.org
Road Ready Teens helps parents and their teen drivers create their own Parent-Teen Road Rules Contract based on the recommendations of the leading safety experts. These recommendations are proven to help keep young drivers safe.

Stop the Texts. Stop the Wrecks.
http://www.stoptextsstopwrecks.org/#home
The Ad Council collaborated with the office of the State Attorneys General and the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA) to create a Texting and Driving Prevention campaign. The campaign targets young adult drivers and aims to show them the consequences of this seemingly benign behavior. The campaign features Public Service Advertising (PSAs) in TV, radio, outdoor and web, as well as, integrated digital and social media platforms. All advertising drives consumers to StopTextsStopsWrecks.org where consumers can find tips and tactics for how to curb this behavior.

Teen Driver Source
http://teendriversource.org/
http://www.teendriversource.org/for_parents
 The people behind teendriversource.org are a team of researchers, educators, and communicators from the Center for Injury Research and Prevention at The Children's Hospital of Philadelphia Research Institute. This Young Driver Research team takes a multidisciplinary approach to study the causes of teen driver-related crashes and then provides evidence-based interventions. Whether you're a teen, parent, policymaker, educator, or researcher, this site supports your efforts with free teen driver safety information and downloadable resources.

Tips For Parents Of Teenage Drivers (from Progressive)
https://www.progressive.com/vehicle-resources/teen-driving-parent-tips/
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.

Virginia Department of Education (VDOE)
http://www.doe.virginia.gov/
http://www.doe.virginia.gov/instruction/driver_education/index.shtml
The mission of the Department of Education is to lead and facilitate the development and implementation of a quality public education system that meets the needs of students and assists them in becoming educated, productive, and responsible citizens. Driver education programs in Virginia schools focus on safe driving attitudes, skill development and appropriate responses to hazards. The commonwealth’s standards for driver education require extended supervised practice with a licensed parent or guardian to develop precision in the application of skills and processes to effectively manage risks.

Virginia Department of Motor Vehicles (DMV)
http://www.dmvnow.com/
The mission of the Virginia Department of Motor Vehicles (DMV) is to promote security, safety and service through the administration of motor vehicle and tax-related laws.

Virginia State Police (VSP)
http://www.vsp.state.va.us/
The Virginia State Police (VSP) web site has information on vehicle safety, state laws, criminal investigations and more.

Virginia's 45-Hour Parent/Teen Driving Guide
http://www.doe.virginia.gov/instruction/driver_education/parent_teen_driving_guide.pdf
This technical assistance guide provides parents with a systematic approach to guide their child towards remaining collision-free in both low- and high-risk driving environments. The suggested lessons in this guide follow a sequential learning pattern that progresses from the parking lot to neighborhoods, to light traffic, to rural highways, to expressways and then to city driving.