Car crashes are the leading cause of death among teens. Check out what’s happening in your state to improve teen safety:
- Connecticut – Connecticut-based parents whose teenage children died in automobile accidents have joined with medical professionals and the Connecticut DMV to enlist pediatricians and family physicians around the state in a unique accident-prevention education program for teenagers and their parents.
- Florida – Dori Slosberg Driver Education Safety Act funds driver education.
- Georgia – All Georgia public high schools are eligible to apply for Joshua’s Law funds for driver education.
- Michigan – Thanks to Takata, many Michigan-based teens have access to VDI’s virtual trainers.
- New Jersey – Governor Corzine signs Kyleigh’s Law.
- New York – Driver Education Advisory Panel submits driver education recommendations to governor.
- Texas – Now in over 300 Texas-based high schools, Teens in the Driver Seat is the county’s first peer-to-peer safety program for young drivers and is available at no cost to schools and youth groups in Texas.
- Texas – Less Tears More Years Act signed by Governor Perry June 19. New driver education laws go into effect September 1, 2009.
- Virginia – Partners for Safe Teen Driving is a community health initiative aimed at reducing the incidences of teenage automobile crashes, injuries and fatalities in Virginia by assisting school divisions and communities develop and implement local Partners for Safe Teen Driving programs.