Safe driving for teens

Teens and parents can find information and resources on how to improve driving safety.

How to reduce distracted driving

Having your eyes off the road for even a few seconds can change lives forever. New drivers with instruction permits or intermediate licenses can't use any wireless device, even those that are hands-free, while operating a vehicle. The only exception is if you're reporting an emergency.

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Learn more about distracted driving

  • Distracted driving can kill Facts about distracted driving in Washington.
  • CDC Distracted Driving National statistics from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) on distracted driving and how the government is working to prevent it.
  • National Safety Council Online Distracted Driving Course 90-minute or abridged 45-minute online course about the science of distracted driving, myths about multitasking, legal and financial consequences, and state and federal laws. Includes real-life driving scenarios and incident evaluations.
  • It Can Wait Music Video Partners for Safe Teen Driving and American Idol-finalist Travis Tucker highlight the dangers of texting and driving.
  • Target Zero Washington Traffic Safety Commission's strategic plan for zero deaths and zero serious injuries by 2030.

Safe driving resources

Practice safe driving

For parents

For teens

CDC's Parents are the Key campaign

The main cause of fatal teen driver accidents is inexperience. Parents and guardians who want to play a role in their teen's driver safety can find information, tools, and free materials.

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