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Student driverPromoting Parent Involvement in Teen
Driving: An In-Depth Look at the Importance
and the Initiatives

Published May 2013

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News Release: New Report Helps States Better Engage Parents of Teen Drivers (May 2, 2013)

This publication examines the critical role parents play in helping their teens survive their driving years, looking at how parents can support – or supplement – state graduated driver licensing (GDL) laws to help their teens develop into good, safe drivers. The report also examines current best practices in reaching parents and identifies what elements are essential for states wanting to build a good parent program.

This is the the third in a series of State Farm®-funded teen driving publications. The report was written by Pam Fischer, a transportation safety consultant and former New Jersey State Highway Safety Office Director, who also happens to be the parent of a teen driver.

Printed copies of the publication are being sent to every GHSA Member and Associate Member. A limited number of print copies are available and may be requested by contacting

The views and recommendations in the publication do not necessarily reflect those of State Farm or the individuals or organizations represented on the Expert Panel.