Understand the Facts & Risks
Earning your driver’s license is a big step toward becoming independent. However, driving is a major responsibility that can change your life, or even end it, in a flash. When you know the facts and act responsibly, you can reduce the risks.
Source: NHTSA Center for Statistics and Analysis, October 2009, Top 10 Leading Causes of Death in the United States for 2006, by Age Group.
- StartSmart: Practice Driving – AAA's tips for parents and teens about practice driving.
- StartSmart: Always Use Seat Belts – 63 percent of 16- to 20-year-olds who die in car crashes aren't buckled up. Find out more...
- StartSmart: Distractions and Driving – Read about the most common distractions, and get helpful advice for teens and parents.
- Driver-ZED – Offered by the AAA Foundation for Traffic Safety, Driver-ZED is a computer-based program to help you practice driving on your PC.