Teen Safe Driving: A Peer Education Program
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Teen Safe Driving: A Peer Education Program. …every 12 minutes someone dies in a traffic crash …every 10 seconds an injury occurs …every 5 seconds a crash occurs National Highway Traffic Safety Administration. On An Average Day In the U.S.

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Teen safe driving a peer education program

Teen Safe Driving: A Peer Education Program


Teen safe driving a peer education program

  • …every 12 minutes someone dies in a traffic crash

  • …every 10 seconds an injury occurs

  • …every 5 seconds a crash occurs

  • National Highway Traffic Safety Administration

On An Average Day In the U.S.


Teen safe driving a peer education program

Drivers under 19 years old are involved in 1 out of every 4 injury crashes in Minnesota and 1 of every 6 fatal crashes

MinnesotaDepartment of Public Safety

Startling Statistic


Teen safe driving a peer education program

  • Traffic crashes are the leading cause of death among teens in Minnesota.

  • Each year, more than 30 teens (ages 16-19) are killed on Minnesota roads.

Did You Know?


Teen safe driving a peer education program

  • Inexperience

  • Failure to wear seat belts

  • Inattentiveness/Distracted driving

  • Fatigue

    • Driving at night

    • Excessive speed

WhyAre Teens at Risk?


Teen safe driving a peer education program

  • What is the number one killer of teens?

  • How many teens can legally ride in the vehicle of a new teen driver?

  • Is it legal for teens to use a cell phone while driving?

What Do You Know About Teen Driving?


Teen safe driving a peer education program

  • Nighttime Driving Limitations

  • Passenger Limitations

  • Cell Phone Use and Texting

  • Drinking and Driving

Teen Driver Laws


Teen safe driving a peer education program

Graduated Drivers Licensing (GDL)

Adds full driving privileges gradually

The three stages are:

— Supervised learning (instruction permit phase)

— Intermediate (provisional license)

— Full licensure

These laws apply only to newly licensed teen driver for the first six or 12 months, or until they reach age 18.

What is GDL?


Teen safe driving a peer education program

  • It’s EASY…

  • Pay attention

  • Drive the speed limit

  • Don’t drive impaired or drowsy

  • Be a good passenger

  • BUCKLE UP!

  • Know the rules and regulations

  • Other suggestions or questions?

  • And always be a good role model!

How Can You Be a Safer Driver?


Teen safe driving a peer education program

Thank You!


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