When we consider all crashes involving 15- to 17-year old drivers we find that, on the average, nearly two individuals are killed for every teen driver killed. Download »
Vehicle crashes are the No. 1 cause of teen deaths in this country. In fact, one out of every three teen deaths is the result of a motor vehicle crash. The real tragedy is that crashes in general are almost 100 percent preventable. To help combat statistics such as these, AAA developed Keys2Drive, a website for teen drivers and their parents.
AAA’s Keys2Drive is the only online teen driving resource tailored for your state and your phase in the learning-to-drive process. The site includes information about licensing, driver education, practice driving and more. Also on the site:
- AAA StartSmart, a free online series of e-newsletters and webisodes developed from a National Institutes of Health program that’s been shown to improve teen driver safety. The program covers nighttime driving, distractions, alcohol and other drugs, parent-teen driving agreements and more.
- An online version of AAA’s popular Dare to Prepare workshop and lessons from its Teaching Your Teens to Drive coaching program, both of which assist families with teens who are, or soon will be, learning to drive.
Experts agree that parent involvement is key to helping young drivers avoid crash injuries and death. According to research, teens value the opinions of their parents most of all (even if it doesn’t always seem like it). That’s why understanding the facts and risks and sharing your driving knowledge are so important during your teen’s early driving years.
Additional AAA resources for parents of teen drivers are below. For more information, contact Nancy White, Director, Public Relations: 202-942-2079.