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Driving Resources for Parents and Teens

Why Do I Need Driving Resources for Teen Drivers and Parents?


Motor vehicle crashes are the leading cause of death for teens in the U.S.  Over 3,000 teens are killed each year in car crashes, and over 300,000 are seriously injured.  Further, teens are nearly three times more likely to be in a fatal crash than drivers over 20 years of age.

Why does this happen?
Ultimately – a lack of experience and knowledge.

In addition to the Drive Safer programs, there is a wealth of information and resources available to parents and teens when it comes to driving.  We have put together a list of resources that we feel might be helpful on your journey.

Smartphone Apps and Hardware

Apps & Hardware Solutions To Reduce Distracted Driving

What is Distracted Driving?

According to Distraction.gov – Distracted driving is any activity that could divert a person’s attention away from the primary task of driving. All distractions endanger driver, passenger, and bystander safety. These types of distractions include:

  • Texting
  • Using a cell phone or smartphone
  • Eating and drinking
  • Talking to passengers
  • Grooming
  • Reading, including maps
  • Using a navigation system
  • Watching a video
  • Adjusting a radio, CD player, or MP3 player

But, because text messaging requires visual, manual, and cognitive attention from the driver, it is by far the most alarming distraction.

While the best way to end distracted driving is education, there are also some tools available to “help” you when it comes to your phone.

These tools include smartphone apps, and in-car hardware.

Here are links to several of these tools:

Name and LinkTypeOS
DriveSafe.ly® by iSpeech
AppBlackBerry, Android
Drive First by Sprint
AppAndroid
tXtBlocker®
AppBlackBerry, Android, Apple (coming soon)
OTTERAppBlackBerry, Android, OVI
Scosche – Text Blocker | Cell Control
Hardware / App
BlackBerry, Android, Windows
CellcontrolAppBlackberry, Android, Apple, BREW
Steer Clear® by State Farm®
AppAndroid, Apple
Drive Beehive
AppAndroid, Apple
Drive Mode® by AT&T
AppAndroid, Apple
Safely® GoAppAndroid
Drive Safe Mode™AppAndroid, Apple
DriveCam by Lytx
HardwareN/A
MobileTEEN GPS™HardwareN/A

NJ Websites, Programs and Resources For Teen Drivers and Parents

NJ Websites, Programs & Resources Related To Teen Driving

New Jersey has many wonderful resources and programs available to parents, teens, teachers and others.

We have listed many of these resources here:

NameWebsite
NJ Teen Safe Driving Coalition
http://teensafedriving.org/nj
NJ Teen Driving
http://www.njteendriving.com
UGOTBRAINShttp://www.ugotbrains.com
Brain Injury Alliance of NJ
http://www.bianj.org
NJ Driver Education
http://www.njdrivereducation.com
NJ Safe Roads
http://www.njsaferoads.com
Just Drive
http://www.justdrive.com
NJ Motor Vehicle Commission (NJ MVC) – GDL Guidelineshttp://www.state.nj.us/mvc/About/safety_gdl.htm
NJ Motor Vehicle Commission (NJ MVC) – First Time Driver Licensing
http://www.state.nj.us/mvc/Licenses/FirstTime.htm
NJ Motor Vehicle Commission (MVC) – Sample Knowledge Test
http://www.state.nj.us/mvc/Licenses/sample_knowledge_test.htm
NJ Motor Vehicle Commission (MVC) – 6 Point ID Verification
http://www.state.nj.us/mvc/Licenses/6PointID.htm
NJ Motor Vehicle Commission (MVC) – Driver Manuals
http://www.state.nj.us/mvc/About/manuals.htm
NJ Move Over Law
http://www.nj.gov/oag/hts/move-over-law/
Keys 2 Drive – AAA Program for NJ
http://teendriving.aaa.com/NJ
GDL Game Plan for Coaches
Download PDF
NJ TRANSIT Driver Education Safety Program
http://www.njtransit.com
New Jersey Manufacture’s Teen Driver Safety Program
https://www.njm.com

National Websites, Programs & Resources For Teen Drivers & Parents

National Websites, Programs & Resources Related To Teen Driving

The following is a list of national websites, programs and resources related to Teen Driving:

NameWebsite
National Safety Council
http://www.nsc.org
Allstate Foundation
http://www.allstatefoundation.org
DCH Auto Group – Teen Safe Driving Foundation
http://www.dchauto.com
Safe Kids Worldwide
http://www.safekids.org/getting-ready-drive/
Students Against Destructive Decisions | SADD
http://www.sadd.org
National Organizations for Youth Safety | NOYShttp://www.noys.org
National Highway Traffic Safety Association | NHTSA
http://www.nhtsa.gov
The Children’s Hospital of Philadelphia | CHOP
http://www.teendriversource.org
It Can Wait | AT&T
http://www.itcanwait.com
Distraction.govhttp://www.distraction.gov
Insurance Institute for Highway Safety | IIHS
http://www.iihs.org
Drive It Homehttp://www.driveithome.org
American Driver & Traffic Safety Education Association | ADTSEA
http://www.adtsea.org
Under Your Influence | NHTSA
http://www.underyourinfluence.org
Centers for Disease Control | CDC
http://www.cdc.gov

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