Center for Injury Research and Prevention

National Teen Driver Safety Week - Flashback Friday

October 20, 2017
National Teen Driver Safety Week

This week marks National Teen Driver Safety Week (NTDSW), a time dedicated to raising awareness and seeking solutions to prevent teen injuries and deaths on the road. Now in its 11th year, this grassroots movement has brought millions of teens, parents, schools, law enforcement, advocates, and policymakers from across the country together to tackle the number one cause of death for teens in the U.S. – car crashes. Through their efforts, NTDSW is being used as a platform to create positive change.

Today’s Flashback Friday is dedicated to some of our most popular NTDSW-focused blogs with messages that still resonate today. Click below to read the posts and learn more about National Teen Driver Safety Week on the teendriversource.org website.

  • A Need to Support Older Novice Drivers – This post, authored by Suzanne Hill, provides stakeholders with evidence-based actions they can take to strengthen GDL in their states to protect older novice drivers, who age out of GDL in most states.
  • Help Teens Avoid the Regret, Avoid Impaired Driving – In this post, Dennis Durbin, MD, MSCE shares tips for parents to help their teens avoid impaired driving and how to improve communication with their teens.
  • A Pink Decal to Prevent Teen Crashes? – Research conducted by CHOP shows that GDL decals work to reduce teen crash risk, but states have been slow to implement this component of GDL. This post describes how one couple in Maine created a pink decal of their own to help keep teens safe in memory of their daughter, Taylor, who was killed in a crash with an inexperienced teen driver behind the wheel.

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