Many parents don’t realize it, but the #1 threat to their teen’s safety is driving or riding in a car with a teen driver. The fact is, about 3,000 teens lose their lives every year in car crashes. That’s eight teens a day too many. The main cause? Driver inexperience.
CDC’s Parents Are the Key campaign helps to educate parents on their invaluable role in reducing risk and managing their teens’ driving behavior. Now, just in time for National Teen Driver Safety Week (October 19-25), CDC has launched a refreshed Parents Are the Key website, featuring new materials and resources in English and Spanish—including a Parent-Teen Driving Agreement.
We encourage you to visit the Parents Are the Key website, which we’ve designed to help parents, pediatricians, and communities keep teen drivers safe on the road.
Spread the Word
We ask that you please help us raise awareness of these resources during National Teen Driver Safety Week. Here are some sample tweets and Facebook posts that you can use:
- Before you hand over your keys, sign the Parent-Teen Driving Agreementhttp://go.usa.gov/f8aj #NTDSW
- Do you pledge? Parents are the key to protecting inexperienced drivers http://go.usa.gov/f8aV#NTDSW
- 8 teens die a day from car crashes. Know the 8 danger zones http://go.usa.gov/f8ge #NTDSW