This site is for parents, teens and businesses in Indiana. The site has information that can help parents prepare teen drivers for the road ahead. The goal is to reduce teen deaths on local roads!


 

HOME

About Us

Contact Us

Dangerous Roads

Media Newsroom

Make a Donation

5-Alive Plan

Talking with Your Teen

Applying for a license

Phased-in Privileges

Parent/Teen Contract

Change Bad Habits

Epidemic of Crashes

Raise a Safe Teen Driver

10 Commandments

Poll/Key Facts

Tips for safer motorcycling

Be a Safe Passenger

$3,000 Ticket

Cell Phones

Multiplier Effect

Sleepy? Don't Drive

Most Important Things

An epidemic of crashes:

The leading killer of American teens

Motor vehicle crashes are the leading cause of death for 15- to 20-year-olds, causing roughly one-third of all deaths for this age group. Teenagers are overrepresented in traffic crashes both as drivers and as passengers. The high crash-involvement rate for this age group is caused primarily by their lack of maturity and driving experience coupled with their overconfidence and risk-taking behaviors. High-risk behaviors include failure to wear safety belts, speeding, driving while impaired (by alcohol or other drugs) and drowsy or distracted driving. This age group is particularly susceptible to distractions caused by other passengers in the vehicle, electronic devices and music.

Click here for more information on the unique set of risks faced by young drivers.