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AAA website offers tips to teen drivers and parents PDF Print E-mail

AAA has launched a new teen driving web site that provides parents and teen valuable resources and useful tools to help guide then through the challenging learning-to-drive process. 

Recognizing that early parental involvement is critical in developing safe driving practices, AAA’s new site TeenDriving.AAA.com is aimed primarily at parents.

State-specific and driving stage-specific features eliminate guesswork and confusion and make for a simple, yet customized user experience.

TeenDriving.AAA.com features links to a free newsletter designed to engage parents and teen in discussion addressing important issues such as seat belt use and distracted driving. Videos, coaching tips and a downloadable driving log are also available.

Parents will find information about each state’s graduated driver licensing (GDL) system, tips on selecting a driving school and helpful advice on choosing the right vehicle for their teens. 

Parents will also learn more about some of the common risks associated with teen drivers. Motor vehicle crashes are the leading cause of death for teens, killing nearly 6,000 young people each year. 

In Nebraska, teens ages 16 to 19 represent only 6.5 percent of all licensed drivers, but they are involved in 23 percents of all crashes.