An Illustrated Guide to Driving Safely in the Snow
If you live in a part of the country with even occasional severe winter weather, you need to know how to drive safely on icy or snowy roads. This guide is designed to help you prepare for driving in winter weather, get your car ready to go when it’s time to venture out, have a safe trip, and survive if things go wrong.
Awake at the Wheel (from the National Heart, Lung, and Blood Institute)
The Awake at the Wheel Campaign consists of materials for students and teachers designed to help young people make wise choices about sleep in general, and drowsy driving in particular.
Be Smart. Be Well.
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.
Distraction.gov is your resource for learning more about distracted driving. Get the facts, get involved, and help us keep America's roadways safe.
DRIVE SMART Virginia
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)
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.
Insurance Institute for Highway Safety / Highway Loss Data Institute
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
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)
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.
Road Ready Teens
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.
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.
Students Against Destructive Decisions (SADD)
Students Against Destructive Decisions (SADD) is a peer-to-peer education, prevention, and activism organization dedicated to preventing destructive decisions, particularly underage drinking, other drug use, risky and impaired driving, teen violence, and teen suicide.
Teen Driver Source
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.
TeenDriving.com is the #1 site for new drivers. Here you’ll find lots of great info, including tips for getting your license, buying a car, finding an online driving course, parallel parking, and more!
TheZebra.com provides an innovative comparison platform and simplified purchasing process for car insurance. The Zebra’s Safe Driver Scholarship is a chance for students nationwide to inspire and educate young drivers everywhere about their experiences with the dangers of texting and driving. The Infographic, Driving While Intexticated, informs the public about the dangers of texting while driving.
Top Ten Tips for Preventing Teen Accidents (from GEICO)
GEICO provides ten tips for preventing teen auto accidents.
Virginia Department of Education (VDOE)
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)
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)
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
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.
Youth of Virginia Speak Out About Traffic Safety (YOVASO)
Youth of Virginia Speak Out About Traffic Safety (YOVASO) is a youth leadership organization focused on educating, encouraging and empowering teenagers to be traffic safety advocates in their schools and communities. Their mission is to establish and support teen-led advocacy programs in high and middle schools throughout the Commonwealth that address unsafe driving behaviors and focus on the prevention of crashes, injuries and fatalities among young drivers under the age of 21.