UC Davis Health Trauma Prevention
Teen Safe Driving
Car crashes are still the leading cause of death among teens in America. Teen drivers have a higher rate of fatal crashes, mainly because of their immaturity, lack of skills, and lack of experience. They speed, they make mistakes, and they get distracted easily – especially if their friends are in the car (National Highway Traffic Safety Administration).
Parents, educators and peers can have a positive impact on the safety of young drivers by having conversations about the dangers of speeding, distracted and aggressive driving. The Kohl’s Injury Prevention Program is partnering with Impact Teen Drivers to offer classroom presentations that confront the dangers and consequences of reckless and distracted driving. Injury prevention staff and nurse volunteers talk with Sacramento area high schools students about safe driving through the What Do You Consider Lethal? program. For more information contact Krystal Anaya at 734-9798.
Teen Safe Driving Resources for Parents
The Kohl's Injury Prevention Program is made possible through Kohl’s philanthropic program, Kohl’s Cares®, which sells children’s books and toys and donates 100 percent of the net profit to charitable initiatives."