Public Service Announcements
Partners for Safe Teen Driving produces Public Service Announcements (PSAs) designed to call to the attention of parents and teens the risks and responsibilities of driving. Produced and programmed much like commercials, but not for profit , the PSAs have been seen throughout Virginia and used as classroom educational supplements.
- Being a Role Model
- Parents Ending
- Parents You Are the Key
- Proper Hand Placement
- Proper Mirror Adjustment
- Seatbelts Elephant
- Teen Driving Restrictions - Passengers
- Tire Safety
- Working Together The Parent Teen Driver Agreement
- Danger of Texting
- Last Text
If you could have another chance, what would you do differently? Always wear a seatbelt.
The end may be closer than it appears. Focus forward, buckle up, and slow down.
If Cars Could Talk (:35)
If cars could talk, what would they say about your teen's driving?
Pay Attention (:30)
Driver distraction is a leading cause of accidents.
Partners for Safe Teen Driving (5:00)
This program educates parents and teens about the dangers of teen driving, Virginia laws, and how to keep teens safe during the first perilous years of driving.
A Father's Tragedy (4:09)
J. Len Hale talks about his son, Josh Hale's, fatal car wreck and offers advice to parents on how to prevent this from happening to their own teenager.
Buckle Up (:30)
Seat belts save lives! Make sure you always wear your seat belt and that everyone else in the vehicle is buckled up. This is your best defense against anything that might happen on the road.
Speed Kills (:30)
Watch your speed! Follow traffic safety rules and don't drive faster than the speed limit.
Steering Wheel Hand Placement (1:56)
Proper hand placement can ensure efficiency and enhance safety when driving. If your steering wheel were a clock, your hands should be at the 8 o'clock and 4 o'clock positions. Hold the wheel with your fingers and thumbs. Avoid gripping it with your palms. Use the push-pull-slide method when steering.
Proper Mirror Adjustment (2:20)
Take a moment to adjust your mirrors properly. You have to be able to see where you're going in order to get there safely. A well-adjusted mirror could save your life!
Being a Role Model for the Road (1:03)
Be a good role model! Parents and caregivers have a big role in teen driver safety right from the beginning. Take your teen out to practice their skills, set clear ground rules and stick to them. Always buckle up, obey speed limits, and don't drive aggressively.
Many other organizations have also produced outstanding PSAs.
Dangers of Texting and Driving PSA (4:14)
This graphic video, in which a texting teen causes a multi-car accident and fatalities, was made for British high school students and has now been viewed by millions.
Never Forget to Wear a Seatbelt (:47)
An unbelted adult in the backseat is thrown forward in an accident with the weight of 3½ tons.
No Seatbelt, No Excuse (1:11)
This graphic but powerful video shows the devastating effects of not wearing a seatbelt. No seatbelt, no excuse.
"I've Made My Mistakes, How Could this Happen to Me" (3:37)
This music video shows the devastating repercussions of drinking and driving.