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Parent-Young Driver Contract
A parent-young driver contract sets clear expectations and can help the new driver stay safe on the road. It encourages open conversation about appropriate driving behavior and allows the young driver to make a commitment to safe practices. Complete the contract now (PDF).
It’s no secret that young drivers are at the greatest risk for a motor vehicle crash. According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, young people ages 15-24 represent only 14 percent of the U.S. population, yet they account for 30 percent of the total costs of motor vehicle injuries among males, and 28 percent among females.
It’s important for parents to take an active role as their young driver learns the skill of driving a car. A driving test at the DMV is helpful, but there’s no substitute for a parent’s advice and demonstration of ways to stay safe on the roads.