Updated: August 4, am. Shippensburg High School Drivers Education instructor Bill Chamberlain, right, explains the importance of checking oil with student MaKiela Burkholder, 17, during a driving lesson. Anyone 14 and older is eligible to log on at www.
Jump to navigation. Teen-driver car crashes remain the leading cause of permanent injury and death in Canada, the US and almost every industrialized nation worldwide. According to statistics from the Centres for Disease Control CDCit takes the next four leading causes of death combined just to equal that of car crashes in the US.
This is not just a local problem, of course. It is a national, and in fact a global problem. Drive Alive addresses the problem locally in two ways:. Our key strategy is to increase the amount of communication between parents and teen drivers.
OBJECTIVE: The aims of this study were to extend the current literature on school climate that is focused on understanding how teacher, administrator, and student perceptions about driving-focused aspects of the social, educational, and institutional climate of schools can affect students' achievement, behavior, and adjustment toward the development of the concept of a school safe driving climate SSDC and initiate the development of tools and processes for assessing SSDC. Exploratory factor analytic procedures identified SSDC constructs and a regression framework was used to examine associations among SSDC constructs and self-reported driving behaviors. Participants were recruited from a school participating in a state-wide effort to promote transportation safety through peer-led programming.
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Motor Vehicle Collisions are the leading cause of death for teenagers in the United States and California. While deaths to teens have decreased over the last 20 years, any teen death is a tragedy. Most of these teen deaths are preventable.
The teen driver safety record in the United States has improved over recent years. For example, death rates in Australia, Canada, and France have been reduced by as much as 60 percent since the early s World Health Organization, The decreases in crashes, injuries, and deaths in these countries are due in part to stronger road traffic policies and a commitment to effective strategies to reduce crashes. These strategies include more stringent seat belt laws, lower blood alcohol content laws, and more comprehensive motorcycle helmet laws.
Now they are lending their expertise to address a public health crisis affecting thousands of families—teen driving deaths. The Allstate Foundation and eight chapters of the American Academy of Pediatrics AAPchosen through competitive proposals, have joined forces to combat this epidemic and educate communities on the importance of stronger graduated driver licensing laws. The AAP recommends that states adopt, improve and enforce these laws for teen drivers.