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Driving can be a major problem for young people if the proper precautions are not taken. As a county that relies heavily on driving, teens and youth who are less experienced drivers face high risks and dangers on the road. Not only can driving itself be a problem, but driving while intoxicated or under the influence are issues that are commonly seen linked together as well. 
The following are resources available for parents, professionals, and youth to educate and keep your teens safe as they learn to drive. Resources are constantly being updated.

Fact Sheets/Tips/Flyers
5 Things You Should Know

Eight Danger Zones (PDF) 

Teens Behind the Wheel

Teen Driving Risks (PDF) 

The Do's & Don'ts

 What to do while Driving?  

When Your on the Highway

GHSA's highway safety policies and priorities (PDF) 

All you need to know about highway safety

Stay awake stay alive (PDF) 

Don't drive drowsy

Top 10 Tips Preventing Teen Accidents (PDF)

Tips from GEICO 

You and the drinking driving laws (PDF) 


What is Reckless Driving? 

What you need to know

NHTSA- Drivers Urged to Check Tires During Hot Weather

Find out why it is important to do a routine check of your tires during the hot weather months


Internet Sites
Mothers Against Drunk Driving- aimed at ending drunk driving, helping fight drugged driving, supporting the victims of these violent crimes, and preventing underage drinking
Students Against Destructive Driving- aimed at empowering young people to successfully confront the risks and pressures that challenge them in their daily lives
Tips on driving for new drivers
The National Safety Council saves lives by preventing injuries and deaths at work, in homes and communities, and on the roads through leadership, research, education and advocacy
Transforming teens into safer drivers since 1952
A community health initiative aimed at reducing the incidences of teenage automobile crashes, injuries and fatalities in Virginia by assisting school divisions and communities in the development and implementation of local Partners for Safe Teen Driving programs
Teaching strategies to young adults on the road in order to improve their safety and prevent teen motor vehicle crashes
Teen car accident pictures, statistics, and stories
The nation's first nonprofit organization pushing to have FDA approved breathalyzers available wherever people are drinking
Builds partnerships that save lives, prevent injuries, and promote safe and healthy lifestyles among all youth while encouraging youth empowerment and leadership
Useful tools to help you make a plan and stick to that plan to prevent drunk driving
Family owned and run company dedicated to stopping texting and driving injuries and deaths in North America
Resource for learning all you need to know about distracted driving
Everything you need to know about being on the road
Foundation for advancing alcohol responsibility
How to help your teen drive safely


Workshop information on how judicial officials identify, punish, and effectively treat hardcore drunk drivers who appear in court

Parents Guide to Teen Driving (PDF)

A guide for parents on keeping their teen drivers safe throughout their teen years and for the rest of their life

Teen Driving Parental Guidance (PDF)

Helping parents to help their children prepare to become safe, licensed drivers

Distracted Driving Research

Research findings on different areas of distracted driving


Speaking Resources

Distracted Driving Guide (DOC) 

Presented by AAA

Recommended Presenters

Speakers to contact about all driving issues

Media Materials