DEFINING THE ISSUEThe need for safer driving is all around us – just watch the news.
Hardly a day goes by without a news report on the effects of distracted driving – car accidents, injured pedestrians, damaged property … the list goes on.
And with new teen drivers taking to the road every day, the issue is critical – especially to the parents of these fledgling motorists.
American Family's award-winning Teen Safe Driver Program – including a mix of education, coaching and exclusive technology – can help you and your teen work together on developing safe driving habits so you can focus on achieving your dreams.
PER MILES DRIVEN, DRIVERS AGES 16-19 ARE THREE TIMES MORE LIKELY THAN DRIVERS AGED 20 AND OLDER TO BE IN A FATAL CAR CRASH. Source: CDC
Just How Big Is the Distracted Driving Problem among Teens?
Consider this recent news article:
" For more than a decade, states have been imposing restrictions on teenage drivers that probably deserve credit for an overall decline in teenage traffic fatalities. Still, a study ... shows that 15-to-17-year-old drivers are almost eight times as likely to get into a fatal accident when they are carrying two or more teen passengers. "
How Do Parents Get Involved in the Teen Safe Driver Program?
This site is a great first step for both you and your teen. Start by taking the Safe Driver Pledge. It creates awareness of risky driving behaviors for motorists of all experience levels. Then, together, use our online tools, discuss common causes of accidents and watch our videos of real-life driving situations. Finally, sign up for the in-car technology, available free for one year to our current auto insurance customers with a licensed teen driver.