Great Resources For Parents And Students
The State of Michigan has published many good resources for both parents and students. Sometimes they can be a little hard to locate on the Secretary of State web site so we offer them here. You will find a good deal of material for teens as well as parents
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This list appears on the Secretary of States web site There are many organizations represented here , Some of them have very in depth programs. Click Some Links
Centers for Disease Control and Prevention
Parents Are the Key to Safe Teen Drivers. http://www.cdc.gov/parentsarethekey/
The Checkpoints Program offers parents information, links and resources about teaching teens to be safe drivers. http://youngdriverparenting.org/
Courageous Persuaders is an annual competition for high-school students in which they create videos targeted at middle-school students warning about the dangers of underage drinking. http://www.courageouspersuaders.com/
Designed by and for parents of newly licensed teen drivers, DriveitHOME ™ offers a variety of helpful resources you can use to help your teen get the experience they need behind the wheel to become safer, more experienced drivers. http://driveithome.org/
Ford Driving Skills for Life
Ford Motor Co. provides parents of teen drivers with information, advice, a coaching guide and other resources for teaching their teen how to drive safely. Teens will find safe driving tips, information about car care and fuel economy, games to test their driving savvy and much more.
Insurance Institute for Highway Safety
Dedicated to reducing deaths, injuries and property damage from vehicle crashes, the Insurance Institute for Highway Safety is an independent, nonprofit, scientific and educational organization.
It Can Wait
It Can Wait includes the Drivemode App to minimize driving distractions, as well as videos and simulators to illustrate and combat the dangers of distracted driving. Drivers can also pledge that they will not use their phone while they drive. http://www.itcanwait.com/
The AAA offers information for parents and teens about driver safety, coaching a teen driver, choosing a car, Graduated Driver Licensing, driving solo, and traffic rules and regulations.
Mothers Against Drunk Driving
The mission of Mothers Against Drunk Driving is to stop drunken driving, support the victims of this crime and prevent underage drinking. http://www.madd.org/
My Car Does What?
My Car Does What? is a simple guide to your vehicle’s safety features. Know more. Drive safer. https://mycardoeswhat.org/
National Highway Traffic Safety Administration
Ideas and resources to help parents lay the ground rules with their aspiring drivers before handing over the car keys. Contains information on a number of driving safety topics, including distracted driving, seat belt use, consequences of drinking alcohol, and others. http://www.nhtsa.gov/road-safety/teen-driving
National Safety Council
Teen-driver safety is the focus of the NSC website, which features a number of resources and information for parents of teen drivers. Statistics, research, safe driving videos and the DriveItHome interactive website (which was designed by parents of teen drivers for other parents) are just some of the resources available.
This mobile app lets parents electronically track the time they spend with their GDL Level 1 teen driver. The app will track the time behind the wheel, note driving conditions, identify areas for driver improvement and provide summaries and pointers to help teens become safe, responsible and confident drivers. http://www.roadreadyapp.com/
State Farm Insurance
State Farm’s Teen Driver Safety website is filled with free tools, tips and resources designed to help teens and their parents throughout the learning-to-drive process. http://teendriving.statefarm.com/
STOPPED is a parental notification system developed by the Michigan Sheriffs’ Association to reduce teen motor vehicle crashes. http://misheriff.org/programs/stopped
Strive for a Safer Drive (S4SD)
Strive for a Safer Drive is a statewide teen driving initiative aimed at reducing traffic crashes, injuries and fatalities among Michigan’s most inexperienced drivers – teens. It is presented by Ford Driving Skills for Life and the Michigan Office of Highway Safety Planning. http://www.michigan.gov/msp/0,4643,7-123-72297_64773_58984—,00.html
Technology Resources for Safe Driving PDF icon
List of technology resources developed by the Michigan Drivers Age 20 and Younger Action Team for parents to help them monitor their teen’s driving with the goal of decreasing teen traffic fatalities and serious injuries. https://www.michigan.gov/documents/sos/Technology_Resources_for_Safe_Driving_534660_7.pdf
TeenDrive 365: In School
A comprehensive program for educators and teens to promote safe teen driving, TeenDrive 365: In School is a partnership between Toyota and Discovery Education. The program includes a video challenge for teens, and a virtual field trip explaining the engineering behind safe driving; as well as tips, lesson plans, videos, quizzes and games focusing on teen driver safety. http://www.teendrive365inschool.com/
Teen-Led Traffic Safety Programs and Other Resources PDF icon
This list contains many programs that are designed to be led by teens, as well as additional teen driving resources. Participation in the programs looks great on a resume and/or college application, and many of them offer scholarships and/or cash prizes to winners. http://www.michigan.gov/documents/sos/Teen-Led_Traffic_Safety_Programs_and_Other_Resources_539476_7.pdf
Teens and Trucks
This Commercial Vehicle Safety Alliance (CVSA) program offers free materials and information to help educate drivers on sharing the road with large trucks. http://cvsa.org/program/programs/operation-safe-driver/resources/teens-and-trucks-youth-safe-driving-campaign/
Tread Wisely is a program designed to promote driver and tire safety among teens and young adults, ages 15 to 25. http://treadwisely.org/