New survey results from Liberty Mutual and SADD
(Students Against Destructive Decisions/Students Against Driving Drunk) indicate that teens succumb to more risky in-vehicle behaviors during the summer months that lead to crashes, serious injuries and, oftentimes, deaths, than during the school year.
With more than 3,000 teen driving deaths each year, according to the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration, Liberty Mutual Insurance and SADD
urge parents to have potentially life-saving conversations with their teens before it's too late.
will be featured Wednesday at a student car show, where California Highway Patrol officers will distribute pamphlets and talk with students.
This free guide helps parents and teens negotiate the SADD
"Contract for Life," a reciprocal covenant in which teens commit to always wear their seat belt and to never ride with an impaired driver, and parents agree to provide safe transportation home if their teen is ever in an unsafe situation.
Yet, research points out that a majority of their children know that this is a timely and important issue," said Stephen Wallace, senior advisor for policy, research, and education at SADD
These findings offer encouragement to parents to continue to talk to their teens about good decision-making," said Stephen Wallace, chairman and chief executive officer of the national SADD
Liberty Mutual Insurance and SADD
encourage parents and teens to consider signing a Parent/Teen Driving Contract.
For example, signing a contract such as a SADD
Prom Pledge is a good indication that a teenager will think twice before accepting an alcoholic beverage and getting behind the wheel of an automobile.
June 21, 2012 /PRNewswire/ -- Nearly 400 youth leaders and their adult advisors from SADD
(Students Against Destructive Decisions), the nation's leading peer-to-peer youth education, prevention, and activism organization, will learn and share best practices to improve teen health and safety at the 2012 SADD
The study, which Liberty Mutual and SADD
have regularly conducted since 2000, highlights a dangerous misconception:many teens don't even consider marijuana use as a distraction to their driving.
brought in the largest number of votes from its national network to receive the full donation.
Ironically, the study, which Liberty Mutual and SADD
have regularly conducted since 2000, shows a steady increase in belief by teens that texting while driving is a significant distraction.