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Younger Drivers Toolkit

Resources to educate and inform drivers ages 16-20 about traffic safety.
Younger Drivers Toolkit
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Educating Younger Drivers About Traffic Safety


Motor vehicle crashes are a leading cause of death and serious injury for people ages 16-20. Young drivers are also greatly over-represented in crashes. In 2017, young drivers (ages 16-20) made up 4% of licensed drivers, but 8 percent of drivers involved in fatal, and personal injury crashes. Some of the leading causes of these crashes are excessive speed, distractions, and driver inexperience. 

Young drivers lack experience. However, when parents or adult mentors (such as teachers and coaches) help them develop safe driving skills early on, teens are less likely to crash, speed, use a cellphone while driving, and more likely to buckle up.

Resources for Educators
If you educate younger drivers in New York State you can request informational and educational materials, posters, and visits from guest speakers by filling out a request for more information.

Public Service Announcement

Drugged Driving is Impaired Driving

Parent-Teen Driver Contract
A parent-teen driving agreement is a formal agreement between you, the parent, and your teen driver. It outlines specific rules that parents and teens agree to follow and the consequences for breaking the rules.
Contact Information
Young Driver Program Inquiries

Chuck Conroy

Highway Safety Program Representative

Governor's Traffic Safety Committee
New York State Department of Motor Vehicles
6 Empire State Plaza, Room 410B
Albany, NY 12228
518-474-5111