Motor Vehicle Crash Prevention Resources
The resources you’ll find below are documents that have been distributed by motor vehicle crash injury prevention programs. These programs were translated and developed from evidence-based injury prevention research.
CheckpointsTM is an evidence-based resource that helps teens stay safe as they begin independent driving, educating parents about prevention strategies to address the greatest risks and about state teen driver laws. The free resource includes an interactive, personalized parent-teen driving agreement that helps set safety expectations for each checkpoint as the teen driver gradually increases driving complexity and responsibility.
Guide for helping parents supervise their teen’s driving practice throughout the entire learner period, before they begin independent driving. Developed by the University of Michigan Transportation Research Institute, this resource helps guide the process starting with the simplest, safest conditions, progressing slowly to more challenging driving conditions, and practicing the same skills repeatedly and with focus.
Parent resource for teaching their teen distracted driving prevention. Evidence-based resource developed by the University of Michigan Transportation Research Institute and the C.S. Mott Children’s Hospital Pediatric Trauma Program.
Distracted driving agreement for a parent and teen to hold each other accountable for safe driving. Evidence-based resource developed by the University of Michigan Transportation Research Institute and the C.S. Mott Children’s Hospital Pediatric Trauma Program. Clickable form.
This handout highlights the Checkpoints™ program, an evidence-based teen driver safety program that involves an interactive parent-teen driving agreement. All materials are available for free for all states at youngdriverparenting.org. Checkpoints was originally developed by Dr. Bruce Simons-Morton of the National Institute of Child Health & Human Development, an agency of the U.S. Department of Health & Human Services. The program was adapted for the Web by the faculty of the University of Michigan Injury Prevention Center in two projects supported by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention and the Michigan Department of Community Health (MDCH).