HOW YOU CAN HELP
Know Your State’s Driving Laws
New states are banning cell phone use while driving frequently. All drivers should have a hands-off phone policy and penalties for getting caught could serve as an extra incentive. Visit Distraction.gov to brush up on your state’s distracted driving laws.
Lead By Example
Consumer Reports did a survey that found that 48 percent of young drivers witnessed their mother or father talking on a cell phone while driving—and another 15 percent saw a parent texting while behind the wheel and the numbers are rising EVERY DAY. Your teen will only model your behavior so be a role model and never touch the phone while driving!
Sign A Safe Driving Contract With Your Teen.
Download our Parent - Teen Agreement above. By raising awareness about other drivers’ carelessness while driving with a teen, you’ll reinforce the behaviors you want him or her to avoid.