Around the world road crashes are the BIGGEST killer of young people

Each day 1,000 young people die on the road somewhere in the world

Your safety on the road is in YOUR hands

If you are under 25 years old you are more at risk than ANYONE else on the road.

Why? There are many reasons, including inexperience and age. There are also plenty of other risk factors including the use of alcohol and drugs, not wearing a seat belt, driving too fast and being influenced by friends.

The good news is that many road crashes involving young drivers CAN be prevented.

In this section you will find guides, quizzes and tips to help you stay safe on the road, whether you are learning to drive, are already a driver or are a passenger in another young person’s car.

Heartbreaking video warns teenage drivers of dangers of texting and driving

Emotional video featuring distracted driving victim goes viral

A Facebook video featuring the cast of the television show Summer Break has gone viral after it was released as part of a distracted...
Missouri survey finds teen safety belt use is on the increase

Missouri survey finds teen safety belt use is on the up

The 2016 Missouri Teen Safety Belt Survey is complete. The safety belt usage for all teenage drivers and teenage front seat passengers combined was...
Road safety campaign uses new tactic to target risk taking drivers

Time with mum: road safety campaign uses new tactic to target...

A Western Australian advertising campaign is using a new tactic to influence drivers who knowingly break speed limits and take risks which could cause...

Driving curfews could cut teen collisions AND crimes, says study

A new UT Dallas study has found that teen driving curfews might do more than reduce car collisions. They also may prevent teens from...

Driver Code of Conduct

The Driver Code of Conduct has been developed to help eliminate risk from driving. It can be a useful way of checking that you understand...

Sign the Young Driver Pledge

By signing the One More Second young driver pledge you can demonstrate your commitment to being responsible on the road and to putting safety...

TEEN NEWS

Study finds young motorists are most influenced by their parents’ driving behaviour

Study finds young motorists are most influenced by their parents’ driving...

Young drivers are most influenced by their parents’ driving behaviour, according to a new French study. Parental influence weighs heavier than that of a driving...
New teen driver report calls for GDL to include drivers up to age 21

New teen driver report calls for graduated licensing to include drivers...

A new report from the Governors Highway Safety Association (GHSA) reveals that despite progress having been made in reducing teen driver-involved traffic crashes and...
Parents encouraged to check their own driving risk level for Teen Driver Safety Week

Parents encouraged to check their own driving risk level for Teen...

Parents are crucial role models for teens learning to drive, yet many parents lack awareness of their own risky driving. As part of National...
Parachute and State Farm call on teens to reduce distracted and drugged driving

Parachute and State Farm call on teens to reduce distracted and...

National Teen Driver Safety Week (NTDSW), an annual public awareness campaign aimed at educating young drivers about road safety, is taking place October 16-22. This...
National Safety Council announces Teen Driving Safety Leadership Award winners

National Safety Council announces Teen Driving Safety Leadership Award winners

The National Safety Council has announced the winners of its 8th annual Teen Driving Safety Leadership Awards, supported by the General Motors Foundation. The...
The top three mistakes teens make when learning to drive

The top three mistakes teens make when learning to drive

Speeding is one of the top three mistakes teens make when learning to drive, according to a new AAA survey of driving instructors. With...

Why these are the ‘100 Deadliest Days’ for teen drivers

Over the past five years, more than 5,000 people have been killed in crashes involving teen drivers during the “100 Deadliest Days,” the period...

Nine out of 10 people back restrictions on new drivers

A recent study has revealed 92 per cent of people in the UK back some kind of restriction for newly qualified drivers. The latest figures...

Young drivers understand emoji road signs better than real road signs

Almost two thirds (61 per cent) of drivers aged 17 – 25 understand emoji road signs better than the real world equivalents Drivers had difficulty...

Why teens are less likely to take driving risks if parents...

Every day, six teens die in a motor vehicle crash. These tragedies are often the result of inexperienced teen drivers taking risks like not...

Stronger state-level alcohol policies found to reduce teen drink-drive deaths

Motor vehicle injuries are a leading cause of death among teens in the United States, and one in three deaths from automobile crashes is...

The top five things parents need to know about teen driving

National Safety Council encourages parent education during Global Youth Traffic Safety Month, prom and graduation season 76 per cent of parents are unaware of biggest...

Beluga whale road safety video wins grand prize for teens

Two students have won the Toyota TeenDrive365 Video Challenge thanks to their entry which compared driving a sedan with driving a beluga whale. Asking ‘if...

AAA PROMise fights impaired driving between prom and grad night

Prom and grad night present teenagers with significant temptations to participate in underage drinking, illegal drug use, and as a result – impaired driving. AAA...

Young drivers encouraged to car share

CAA-Quebec has partnered with North American car sharing service Communauto to promote the many benefits of the practice to new drivers. Under the partnership, students...