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Info for Parents

Teenagers have the highest crash risk of any age group

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  • Teens are involved in 3 times as many fatal crashes as all other drivers, based on miles driven*
  • New, inexperienced drivers, aged 16, are more often involves in crashes due to driver error and where excessive speed was a factor*
  • Fatal crashes involving 16-year olds are more likely to occur when other teens are in the car*
  • Most teens who are killed in crashes are not using their safety belts**
*NHTSA Research
** Pergamon/National Safety Council study; Journal of Safety Research


StartSmart –Internet-Based Program

AAA Start Smart Program

The AAA StartSmart program helps families get through the crucial period when teens are learning to drive. A series of newsletters helps you identify the challenges you and your teen will face and how to work as a team to reduce risk. www.aaanne.com/safety


Alive at 25 Parent Program

The third edition of DDC – Alive at 25 encourages young drivers to take responsibility for their driving behavior. Through interactive media segments, workbook exercises, class discussions and role playing, young drivers develop convictions and strategies that will keep them safe on the road.


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Did You Know?

In 2012 Maine had 9 Teen Driver Fatalities.

Before You Hand Over Those Keys -
Check Out AAA Keys2Drive