It’s Teen Driver Safety Week: Checkpoints Helps Parents Reduce Young Driver Risk

Teen Driver Safety Week

October 17-23, 2021 is Teen Driver Safety Week. In light of this, we’re reminding our community of the availability of Checkpoints for helping newly independent teen drivers drive safely. Checkpoints is a web-based intervention designed to teach parents to help their newly independent teen driver drive safely, through education on the risks of teen driving and an interactive tool for establishing a parent-teen driving agreement. These tools help parents monitor their teen’s progression through the teen’s riskiest time when they become a newly independent driver. By recommending a gradual progression to more riskier driving conditions as teens gain experience, Checkpoints helps parents schedule regular checkpoints for tracking progress with their teen.

Throughout the week, one of our partners in teen driving safety, the Michigan Office of Highway Safety Planning (OHSP) shared messages about teen driving safety on both the OHSP Facebook and OHSP Twitter.  In addition to social media materials developed internally, the OHSP also shared assets from other entities, including the GHSA and NHTSA. Several of the posts are attached.