Teen Driver Safety

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You’ve got wheels. Now what? Learning how to be a good driver keeps you, and everyone else on the road, safe. The resources on this page can help you learn about the importance of teen driver safety, the dangers of distracted and impaired driving, and the efforts of other teens to promote safety behind the wheel. 


Fourteen-year-old Hah’mari Watson of Sanford, Florida was named the winner of the Department of Transportation’s Distracted Driving Design Challenge, which invited teens to create an original icon... Read more »

Hear three young racecar drivers talk about the importance of safe driving.

Tools & Guides

If you’ve been drinking, don’t get behind the wheel. Use the... Read more »

Videos & Podcasts

Life's most meaningful moments can happen in three seconds. Like that killer dance move. Your first kiss. That trick shot. Three seconds is also all it takes to... Read more »

When you send or receive a text, you take your eyes off the road for 5 seconds. At 55 mph, that's like driving blindfolded for the entire length of a football field.

If you’re texting, you’re not driving. Liz Marks shares how texting while driving changed her life forever. 

When Brittanie was 19 years old, she was a sophomore in college who loved to dance. She died tragically after being struck by an oncoming car while talking on her cell phone. Hear the stories of... Read more »


Whether you are walking, biking, or driving, you could probably be doing it safer. This video by the Federal Highway Administration reflects on the dangers of... Read more »

Get information about driving safety, including marketing materials your youth group can use to encourage safe driving in your community.

Learn how you can stay safe on the road, take the pledge to be a distraction-free driver, and speak up about the dangers of using cell phones while behind the wheel.

The cast of the hit TV show “Glee” has partnered with Distraction.gov to spread the word that texting and driving don’t mix. Check out their joint campaign and learn more about the dangers of... Read more »

Each year nearly 10,000 people die on the road due to drunk driving. This website can help you learn more about the dangers of drunk driving and how you can get involved in preventing it.

Get the facts on the dangers of distracted driving and learn what you can do personally and in your community to prevent it.