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1 Road To Success Parent Night Program: Recognizing the critical role parents play in helping their new driver. SUCCESS Next Exit 1

2 Recognize the crash risk for teens and the importance of their involvement. Graduated driver license (GDL) laws Parent Night Program 2

3 Does your teen show good judgment in general? Is your teen able to resist peer pressure when it comes to participating in risky or harmful behavior? Does your teen seem comfortable and self-assured when behind the wheel? Does your teen understand the concept of “safe” driving? 3 Is your teen ready to drive?

4 Before you hit the road Discuss the route they will take and the skills they’ll need. Be calm and patient. Behind the wheel Give simple directions well in advance of the maneuver. Use a gentle tone of voice. Encourage your teen to talk about what they see and plan to do. Don’t distract your teen by talking too much. If your teen makes a mistake, ask them to pull off the road and calmly discuss the error. 4 Teaching your teen to drive

5 Discuss the risks and responsibilities of driving. Don’t rush the training process, ease into higher risk driving conditions. Understand Idaho’s driving laws. Create a parent-teen contract. Empower your teen to speak up in dangerous situations. Practice what you preach. Be a positive role model. 5 Helping them become a smart driver

6 Talk to parents of your teen’s friends about rules they have for their teen driver and share rules regarding parties, alcohol use and curfew. Encourage a common set of rules to enforce. No Alcohol Curfew Seat Belt 6 Discuss teen driving with other parents

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14 CAR CRASHES ARE THE #1 KILLER OF TEENS 5000 TEENS IN THE US DIE EVERY YEAR IN CAR CRASHES. THAT’S AN AVERAGE OF 13 EACH DAY. 14

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16 WHY? WHAT CAUSES THIS? Speeding. Failing to yield or veering out of their lanes. Distractions The more friends you add to the car, the greater the risk of a crash. Talking on the phone and reading or writing texts. Seat Belt Use Two-thirds of teens who die in crashes were not wearing a seat belt. Night Driving Teen crashes double between 9pm and midnight. Level 5 Place Holder 16

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18 GRADUATED DRIVER LICENSING LAWS IN IDAHO A three-stage licensing system beginning at age 14 ½ for learner’s permit, age 15 for the intermediate stage, and age 16 for full licensure. A mandatory 6 month holding period for the learner’s permit stage. A minimum of 50 hours of supervised practice driving during the learner’s permit stage, at least 10 of which must be at night. A prohibition on unsupervised nighttime driving between sunset and sunrise during the intermediate stage. A passenger restriction prohibiting drivers age 16 and younger from driving with more than one passenger younger than age 17 for the first 6 months after licensure. 18

19 Questions? More Information? 19 Copyright 2013


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