Transportation & Injury
Every year over 4,000 teens lose their lives in automobile accidents, making these fatal crashes the number one killer of teens. The Parents are the Key campaign was created by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) to raise awareness about this issue and provide parents with information and tools they can use to increase the safety of their child behind the wheel.
Members of the Center for Injury Research and Policy played an active role in the pre-testing and launch of this campaign and continue to advocate for safe teen driving practices.
A number of resources – such as tips for parents, a list of the eight greatest danger zones and parent-teen driving contracts and social media tools to help spread the word about safe teen driving -- are available for parents, businesses and organizations committed to playing a key role in keeping teen drivers safe on the road.
To print or download available resources, or to learn more about the Parents Are The Key campaign, please click here.