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1 Teen Drivers: The Parent’s Role Welcom e

2 Instructors and presenters [List instructor and presenter names and titles here] Keys to Safer Teen Driving − Teen Drivers: The Parent’s Role

3 [placeholder] Keys to Safer Teen Driving − Teen Drivers: The Parent’s Role

4 Drastic switch from passenger in school bus or parent-driven vehicle to being a driver Concerns Your teen’s safety as a driver and as a passenger in another teen’s car Is this how you felt when your teen started driving? 2010 Subaru commercial Handing over the keys: exciting and scary Keys to Safer Teen Driving − Teen Drivers: The Parent’s Role

5 Top five causes of death 36% Minnesota’s year-olds % 27% 13% 5% Homicide Cancer Other Unintentional Injury Suicide Traffic crashes Keys to Safer Teen Driving − Teen Drivers: The Parent’s Role

6 Teen crashes, Minnesota, * License or Permit Who is most at risk? Keys to Safer Teen Driving − Teen Drivers: The Parent’s Role

7 Non-fatal teen crashes: Greater MN and Metro Area Keys to Safer Teen Driving − Teen Drivers: The Parent’s Role

8 Fatal teen crashes: Greater MN and Metro Area Keys to Safer Teen Driving − Teen Drivers: The Parent’s Role

9 Minnesota 2007 – 2010, ages Teen crash deaths by gender Keys to Safer Teen Driving − Teen Drivers: The Parent’s Role

10 The real teen driving risks Inexperience Nighttime hours 6 – 12 months after licensed Peer pressure Brain development No seat belt “ Invincibility ” Teen passengers Cell phone Texting Internet Alcohol/drugs Speeding “Good” kids make mistakes and crash, too! Drowsy/sleepy No adult supervision Keys to Safer Teen Driving − Teen Drivers: The Parent’s Role

11 Supervised practice: many hours and conditions Keys to Safer Teen Driving − Teen Drivers: The Parent’s Role

12 Reducing crashes: What’s most effective? Graduated Driver Licensing (GDL) Three Stages 1.Learner’s permit 2.Provisional license 3.Full licensure Keys to Safer Teen Driving − Teen Drivers: The Parent’s Role

13 Graduated Driver Licensing: Stage 1 Learner’s permit: Age 15 Minimum six months Adult supervision; 30 hours, 10 night No cell phone use, texting, Internet Everyone buckled up Not-a-Drop (alcohol) No tickets or crashes Keys to Safer Teen Driving − Teen Drivers: The Parent’s Role

14 Graduated Driver Licensing: Stage 2 Provisional license: Age 16 First six months: No driving midnight to 5 a.m. without adult 25+ No more than one passenger under age 20 Next six months: No more than three passengers under age 20 Passenger exceptions: Parent Brothers and sisters No cell use, texting or Internet Everyone buckled up Not-a-Drop (alcohol) Keys to Safer Teen Driving − Teen Drivers: The Parent’s Role

15 Graduated Driver Licensing: Stage 3 Full license Must be age 18, or 12 months with: No crash-related or alcohol/drug violations No more than one non-crash-related violation Everyone buckled up No texting/Internet Not-a-Drop (alcohol) Keys to Safer Teen Driving − Teen Drivers: The Parent’s Role

16 Carrying young passengers increases fatal crash risk 16 – 17-year-old drivers: Risk of being killed increases with young passengers in vehicle, compared to driving with no passengers: Risk increases 44 percent with one passenger under age 21 Doubles when carrying two passengers under 21 Quadruples when carrying three or more passengers under 21 Source: AAA Foundation for Traffic Safety, May 2012 Keys to Safer Teen Driving − Teen Drivers: The Parent’s Role

17 Carrying older passenger decreases fatal crash risk 16 – 17-year-old drivers: Risk of being killed decreases by 62 percent with an adult age 35- plus in the vehicle, compared to driving without any passengers Source: AAA Foundation for Traffic Safety, May 2012 Keys to Safer Teen Driving − Teen Drivers: The Parent’s Role

18 9 – 10 p.m. 10 – 11 p.m. 11 p.m. – midnight Midnight – 1 a.m. 2 – 3 a.m. 1 – 2 a.m. 3 – 4 a.m. 4 – 5 a.m. 5 – 6 a.m. Driving at night increases fatal crash risks Keys to Safer Teen Driving − Teen Drivers: The Parent’s Role

19 Minnesota laws: cell phone / texting / Internet Cell phone use illegal for all drivers under age 18 with permit or provisional license. Texting/accessing Internet illegal for all drivers regardless of age, even while stopped in traffic. Keys to Safer Teen Driving − Teen Drivers: The Parent’s Role

20 Minnesota laws: Alcohol “ Not-a-drop” law: Under age 21: Any amount is illegal DWI law: At.08 or above, regular DWI laws apply Keys to Safer Teen Driving − Teen Drivers: The Parent’s Role

21 Minnesota laws: Alcohol and other drugs Vanessa’s law: Crash-related or alcohol/substance violation Unlicensed: No permit or license until age 18 Provisional license: No permit or license until age 18 Repeat classroom training Hold permit for three months Repeat behind-the-wheel training Keys to Safer Teen Driving − Teen Drivers: The Parent’s Role

22 Laws are “minimum standards” Guide and support parents Parents can set additional family driving rules Follow-through and consequences are important Make decisions based on safety over convenience Keys to Safer Teen Driving − Teen Drivers: The Parent’s Role

23 Insurance and legal responsibilities Parent’s insurance policy, sample quote 2005 Cavalier sedan Keys to Safer Teen Driving − Teen Drivers: The Parent’s Role

24 Parents do make a difference! Positive parenting: Provide limits Set clear rules and boundaries Encourage independence Keys to Safer Teen Driving − Teen Drivers: The Parent’s Role

25 Benefits of positive parenting Do better in school Less stress and depression Less risky behavior Better social skills More respectful Better conflict skills Keys to Safer Teen Driving − Teen Drivers: The Parent’s Role

26 Help your teen become a safer driver Discuss risks and responsibilities Practice what you preach Don’t rush the training process Understand the laws Decide when your teen is ready Empower your teen Keys to Safer Teen Driving − Teen Drivers: The Parent’s Role

27 Supervised driving log Date & Time Driving Time Day or Night Environment (Rural, Freeway, etc.) Weather Conditions Skills Practiced Jan – 3 p.m. 2 hoursDayGravel roads in the country SnowingCurves, emergency stops, intersections Feb. 2 7 – 8:30 p.m. 1.5 hoursNightTwo-lane paved highwayDark, clear roads Looking way ahead, not at oncoming traffic Keys to Safer Teen Driving − Teen Drivers: The Parent’s Role

28 Driving contract Contract between teen and parent “As a new driver, I promise...” “As your parent/guardian I promise...” Agree on: ◦ number of passengers ◦ nighttime driving ◦ road conditions ◦ other Keys to Safer Teen Driving − Teen Drivers: The Parent’s Role

29 Expect resistance Be prepared Examples ◦ Seat belt use ◦ Inexperience ◦ Talking on cell phone ◦ Texting Keys to Safer Teen Driving − Teen Drivers: The Parent’s Role

30 Withdrawal of parental consent MINNESOTA DEPARTMENT OF PUBLIC SAFETY DRIVER AND VEHICLE SERVICES Withdrawal of Parental Consent / Voluntary Surrender Print this completed form. The form can be mailed or submitted in person to Driver and Vehicle Services, 445 Minnesota Street – Ste. 170, St. Paul, Minnesota It may be also be faxed to If you have questions or need additional information, please contact DVS at or (TTY) To ensure that this request is processed in a timely manner, please type or print legibly. _______________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________ _____________________________________________________________________________________________________ Name (LAST, FIRST, MIDDLE INITIAL) Date of Birth (mm/dd/yy) DL Number (OMIT DASHES) A. Withdrawal of Parental Consent / Voluntary Surrender I am requesting that Driver and Vehicle Services cancel the driving privileges of the above-named child, who is under age 18. Keys to Safer Teen Driving − Teen Drivers: The Parent’s Role

31 Keeping your teen safe Strong laws and parental rules aren’t a punishment Your teen’s experience with driving is minimal Crashes aren’t restricted to reckless drivers Not about the teen’s personality, GPA, responsibility level All teens are subject to the same risks! Keys to Safer Teen Driving − Teen Drivers: The Parent’s Role

32 Resources Teen Driver Road Rules Teens Behind the Wheel, A Roadmap for Parents Positive Parenting is Ideal Parent/Teen Driving Contract Supervised Driving Log What’s In Your Wallet? Sample Insurance Quote Helping Your Teen Become a Safer Driver Online Resources Withdrawal of Consent Form Keys to Safer Teen Driving − Teen Drivers: The Parent’s Role

33 Questions? Awareness survey Class evaluation Keys to Safer Teen Driving − Teen Drivers: The Parent’s Role

34 [List sponsors, presenters, and names of others who supported this program.] Thank you! Keys to Safer Teen Driving − Teen Drivers: The Parent’s Role


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