Injuries from motor vehicle crashes are the #1 cause of death for teens in the United States. The main reason driving is more dangerous for teens, is that they are young and not experienced at driving unsupervised.
Many parents struggle with wanting to let their teens start driving unsupervised and knowing how to keep their teens as safe as possible when they are not in the vehicle with them.
The goals of the Checkpoints Program are to help parents by:
- Giving parents facts about teen driving safety [more info]
- Showing them things they can do to make their teen’s driving safer [more info]
- Giving them an interactive parent-teen driving agreement so they can set clear guidelines for their teen’s early driving and make changes as their teen progresses [Create an Agreement]
The Checkpoints Program was 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. It has been tested by parents and teens in several U.S. states, including Michigan. [more info]
This website was developed with support from the National Center for Injury Prevention and Control of the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention.