Encouraging, educating and engaging communities to help New York teens become good drivers for life.
Nothing kills more teens (16-20 years of age) in New York than car crashes and no other group on the road has a higher crash risk. The New York Teen Safe Driving Coalition, in partnership with The Allstate Foundation and the National Safety Council, is working to help teens build skill and minimize risk through the proven principles of Graduated Driver Licensing (GDL).
The New York Coalition is one of 10 state coalitions, including California, Florida, Maryland, Minnesota, New Jersey, Ohio, Pennsylvania, Tennessee and Texas, focused on reducing teen driving deaths.
Teen Crashes GTG is a program that helps student groups organize and implement traffic safety awareness activities at their schools. Students coordinate three or more simple safe driving activities – at least one of which involves parents – during a one-week period between January and May. Student groups that successfully implement and report activities are eligible for a $200 incentive grant. A planning guide for implementing the Teen Crashing GTG program – as well as a registration form to get started – is available by clicking this link.
DriveitHOME™ is a new website that contains a library of resources illustrating new teen driver risks in easy-to-understand text and videos. Also presented are a variety of effective tools to help parents build their teen’s experience and confidence behind the wheel. Designed for participation and sharing, all parents of new teen drivers are encouraged to visit – www.DriveitHOME.org.
Interested in advocating for stronger teen driving laws? Help protect our teens by writing to lawmakers and showing your support for comprehensive Graduated Driver Licensing laws in your state. Sign up for legislative alerts from the National Safety Council.