Graduated Driver Licensing
No Way Back | NRSF Documentary Excerpt
Graduated Driver Licensing (GDL) systems allow teen drivers to safely gain driving experience, during lower-risk times and situations, before obtaining full driving privileges. Every state’s law is unique, and it is important to know the ins and outs of your law.
Be a good role model.
Do not rely on driver's education to teach your teen. Slowly introduce them to complicated driving situations.
Create a written agreement, like the New Driver Deal from the National Safety Council, and define expectations, milestones, and consequences.
Use the SADD Contract for Life and tell them how important it is that they come home safe and sound.
The driver and all passengers should always wear seat belts during every trip and in every seat.
Know how many passengers you are allowed to have in your vehicle.
Teen passengers increase the risk of teen driver crashes exponentially.
Do your research - find out what the nighttime driving restrictions are in your state.
Never drive distracted.
It is illegal and deadly to drink or use drugs and drive.
Talk to your parents.