PARENT/ TEEN DRIVING CONTRACT
Helping Your Teen Become A Safer Driver.
Every year, nearly 5,000 teenagers are killed in car crashes and about 375,000 are injured. Despite safer cars, better roads and countless driving programs, these numbers have stayed fairly consistent for more than a decade. But you can help change this.
GET THE CONVERSATION STARTED
Talking to your teen about the rules of the road isn’t necessarily easy, but it is important. Especially when you consider four out of five teens said their parents would be the best influence in getting them to drive more safely.
As a way to get started, The Allstate Foundation and Allstate have created the Parent-Teen Driving Contract. It can help you:
Outline your teen’s key driving responsibilities
Decide on the consequences associated when those responsibilities aren’t met
Define your role in helping your teen succeed
Once you talk over each issue and come to an agreement, fill out the rules and consequences in the space provided. Then sign and date it. Be sure to keep it in a prominent place, like the front of your refrigerator, so you can re-examine it often and make changes as your teen becomes a more experienced driver.
LEARN MORE ABOUT TEEN DRIVING ISSUES
Graduated Driver Licensing (GDL) laws help new drivers get on-the-road driving experience. Each state has different laws, so you and your teen should become familiar and take them into consideration as you complete the contract.
To learn about your state’s GDL laws, better understand teens’ attitudes about driving, or to get tips for talking with your teen about safe driving, visit www.ProtectTeenDrivers.com. The more you get involved, the more likely your teen will be a safer driver.