Teen Driver Safety

Graduated Driver License
On May 1, 2010, the graduated driver license (GDL) program will take effect. Visit the New Jersey teen driving website to learn about the GDL law. Watch a video about GDL made simple.

Cady Anne Reynolds Alliance for Safer Teen Driving
Visit the CAR website.

CAR (Cady Anne Reynolds) is a community of parents, teens and concerned adults who wish to see an end to distracted driving crashes. For the sake of their daughter Cady and the some 6,000 deaths caused by distracted drivers each year, start giving all of your attention to driving our vehicles safely. Your life and lives of other drivers is more important than any call, text or any other distraction. Distracted driving ends when we all stand together, an alliance of teens and adults, and say “I will do my part to not drive distracted because it’s the right thing to do.

Children’s Hospital of Philadelphia
Visit the teen driver source website.

The Center for Injury Research and Prevention at the Children’s Hospital of Philadelphia launched the above mentioned website; it’s a web-based resource of research-based information and tools created for you to help teens stay safe on the road.

UGotBrains
Visit the UGotBrains website.

Brain injury is the leading cause of death and disability in teens and young adults. UGotBrains was developed by the Brain Injury Association of New Jersey to spread the word about the serious consequences of brain injury. But brain injury is preventable, and it doesn’t have to happen to you. We want you to know that your decisions can affect your life, and your friends and family too.

UGotBrains is funded through the New Jersey Division of Highway Traffic Safety because teens are injured and killed at alarming rates on our roadways.

Ford Driving Skills for Life
Visit the Driving Skills for Life website.

Background
Vehicle crashes are the number 1 killer of teenagers in America. Nearly 5,000 teens die annually in such accidents, according to the most recent data from the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration. Because of inexperience, many teens lack the skills and knowledge required to be safe drivers. Statistics demonstrate that teen involvement in crashes declines considerably as young drivers gain experience.

Safe Driving Solution

Ford Driving Skills for Life (DSFL) was established in 2003 by Ford Motor Company Fund, the Governors Highway Safety Association, and a panel of safety experts to teach newly licensed teens the necessary skills for safe driving beyond what they learn in standard driver education programs.