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Parent and Teen Driver Awareness

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  • 1.  
  • 2.  
  • 3.
    • Parent role in coaching your teen’s driving
    • Awareness of Driver Education Curriculum
    • Insuring the automobile for the teen driver
    • Traffic laws that affect teen drivers
    Program Outcomes
  • 4. Young Drivers: The High-Risk Years
  • 5. Miami-Dade County Public Schools www.dadeschools.net The Parent Academy www.theparentacademy.dadeschools.net Miami-Dade County Public Schools Police http://police.dadeschools.net A COOPERATIVE EFFORT BETWEEN
  • 6. Mark and Kay Dedunhefer Parent Experience
  • 7.
    • In 2007, 7,650 people were killed in crashes involving young drivers between the ages of 15 and 20.
    • The National Safety Council urges all parents to familiarize themselves with the risks associated with young, inexperienced drivers.
    • 109 teens died in the state of Florida in 2008.
    • A total of 479 people when a teen driver involved
    Facts About Teen Crashes -2008 Florida Traffic Crash Facts: Department of Motor Vehicles
  • 8.
    • Of the 243,342 motor vehicle crashes in FL in 2008:
    • Drivers 18 years of age had the highest rate of crash involvement in all crashes
    • Drivers 19 years of age had the highest rate of fatal crashes
    • Teens are twice as likely as adults to be involved in a fatal crash.
    Facts About Teen Crashes Did you know? - 2008 Florida Traffic Crash Facts: Department of Motor Vehicles
  • 9.
    • On average, 3 out of every 100 students who take Behind-the-Wheel nationwide this year will be involved in a car accident.
    • This number is reduced from 3 years ago where 17 out of 100 students were in accidents.
    • Most teen accidents are preventable with education!
    www.safeteendrivingfl.org
  • 10. Top 5 Young Driver Actions Contributing to Crashes - Calendar Year 2006 Source: DMV Total Crash Data; Highway Safety
  • 11. Top 5 Young Driver Actions Contributing to Crashes – Comparison 2006-2007
  • 12. Top 10 Errors By Inexperienced Drivers 10 - Lane Tracking - left or right 9 - Speed control signs 8 - Braking and turning 7 - Following too closely 6 - Lane changes
  • 13. Top 10 Errors By Inexperienced Drivers 5 - Checking blind spot 4 - Yield the right of way 3 - Speed – Too fast to control 2 - Right turn on red after STOP 1 - DISTRACTIONS - Cell Phones, Radios, DVD, CD players, iPods, and PASSENGERS!
  • 14. Facts About Teen Crashes Did you know? National Highway Traffic Safety Association
  • 15.
    • 61% of teen drivers feel immune to crashes because they consider themselves to be good drivers.
    • 62% of teens call their peers “somewhat” or “very aggressive” drivers.
    • 51% of teens believe that most crashes are from drunk driving.
    • “ I follow the fundamental rules, but I also break some rules”.
      • 65% take their eyes off the road to look at things outside
      • 64% speed up to go through a yellow light
    • Source – 2005 Allstate Foundation Survey
    Facts about Teen Drivers
  • 16. PARENTS: Coaching the Teen Driver
  • 17.
    • The first year of licensed driving will be:
    • Exciting for your teen
    • Stressful for parents
    Things to know
  • 18. Start the Conversation Parent-Teen Driving Contract
  • 19.
    • Amanda
    Amanda Nance Student
  • 20. Parental Influence
    • 89% of teens identify parents as a top influencer
    • Law Enforcement/Driver Education Teacher/Friends
    • Over 2/3 of teens said their parents’ opinions about cell phone use mattered to them. (Driving Through the Eyes of Teens, 2007)
    • A parent’s role extends beyond the role of teacher
    • Monitor and enforcer of consequences.
    • You are a Role Model.
    • 2007 Allstate Foundation Survey
  • 21.
    • 93% feel they’re prepared to teach their teen to drive
    • 60% have never heard of or are only vaguely aware of graduated driver laws
    • 40% incorrectly think most teen crashes are from drunk driving rather then driver error
    • Allow teens to drive in risky situations in the first few months
      • 90% allow teens to drive after dark
      • 77% allow teens to drive with friends
      • 70% allow teens to drive in bad weather
    • 2007 Allstate Foundation Survey
    Parental Influence
  • 22. Develop a Plan – Tips for teaching your teen to drive
  • 23. Tips for Teaching your Teen to Drive
    • Managing Your Own Stress While Coaching
    • Have a lesson plan for teaching your child to drive.
    • Have confidence in your 50-Hour Parent/Teen Driving contract.
    • Start with familiar streets.
    • Change driving times and situations.
    • Discuss becoming too confident while learning.
    • Spend time together and bond.
  • 24. Reduce Risk to Your Teens by practicing… Lane changing and merging Signal and check blind spots Turning right on red after a complete stop Check left and forward Parking - Practice both forward and reverse Driving in reverse Reading multilane intersections - 4 way stops - Stop lights Lane positions Tips for Teaching your Teen to Drive
  • 25. Things to know Parents: Take control! Parents and friends are the teens most powerful influence overall. Communication is the key. DRIVING IS A PRIVILEGE – NOT A RIGHT!!!
  • 26.  
  • 27. Be a Good Role Model for the Road
  • 28. Your Kids are Watching You!
    • Always wear your seatbelt.
    • Don’t speed.
    • Avoid distractions while driving.
    • Limit cell phone use while driving.
    • Don’t put make-up or do your hair.
    • Don’t eat or drink.
    • Limit operation of the radio, CD player or tape player.
    • Sightsee only when someone else is driving.
    • Avoid road-rage.
    • Complete stops at intersections and stoplights!
  • 29.
    • Give your child plenty of hours in various driving situations.
    • Follow the driver education manual.
    • Enjoy the time spent with your child.
    • Practice!
    Things you can do
  • 30.
    • Insist on use of safety belts.
    • Insist on following the Law that limits the number of passengers.
    • Establish and enforce a house curfew.
    • Limit or supervise your teen’s driving on weekends.
    Create Your Own Road Rules
  • 31.
    • Set driving area limits.
    • Prohibit driving or riding with others under the influence of alcohol or drugs.
    • Identify and encourage a no-foul phone call system.
    • Enter into a Contract of Expectations.
    Create Your Own Road Rules
  • 32. Parent responsibilities
    • Your Responsibilities Include
    • Having a well maintained vehicle
    • Requiring your teen to follow the curfew guidelines
    • Monitoring your teen’s driving behavior
    • Limiting after-market add-ons
    • Restrict cell phone use in automobiles
    • Limiting your teen’s other teen passengers
    • Practicing on-going supervision
  • 33. Parent responsibilities
    • Parent’s Rights
    • Restricting the use of the vehicle
    • Using a parent / teen contract or agreement
    • Insurance responsibilities
    • Revocation of the license
  • 34. The Driver Education Curriculum
  • 35. 30 hours of in-class instruction with a an average minimum of 6 hours behind the wheel Instruction includes: defensive driving, financing, drugs, legal/ethical and moral responsibilities, manners, accident analysis, driving careers, environmental concerns, vehicle care, vehicle repair, traffic violations, traffic laws, courtesy, map reading, and acceptable driving attitudes Classroom Driver Education Instruction
  • 36. 50-Hour Parent/Teen Driving Guide Be a Model and a Coach As their role model and coach, they will watch what you do and look to you for your guidance and expertise. The law requires you to certify that your teen has spent a minimum of 50 hours behind the wheel when he or she applies for an Intermediate License. Ten of those hours must be at night. Either you or another responsible licensed adult over 21 years of age must always occupy the front passenger seat closest to the driver.
  • 37. Requirements for Learner’s Permit
    • Learner's License
    • Complete a Traffic Law and Substance Abuse Course
    • Pass a written test
    • Pass a vision test
    • Signed Parental Consent Form
    • For practice tests and information visit: www.flhsmv.gov/
    (15 years old)
  • 38.
    • Intermediate License
    • To earn an Intermediate License, you must have held a Learner’s License for at least one year without any traffic convictions. Once you obtain an Intermediate License your driving privileges are based on your age.
    • Driving allowed between 6AM and 11PM.
    • At all other times you must be accompanied by a licensed driver at least 21 years old occupying the closest seat to your right, or be traveling to or from work.
    Florida’s Intermediate License (16 Years Old)
  • 39. Driving allowed between 5AM and 1AM. At all other times you must be accompanied by a licensed driver at least 21 years old occupying the closest seat to your right, or be traveling to or from work. At age 18, all restrictions are removed from your license. You are considered an adult driver in the state of Florida and have full privileges. Florida’s Intermediate License (17 Years Old)
  • 40. GDL Timeframe Requirements By Age Age      Take Driver's Education Apply for Learner's License Complete 50 Hours, Supervised Driving Apply for Class E (Restriction) Apply for Class E (Restriction Released) 15 X X X 16 & 17 X X X X 18 X
  • 41. Graduated Licensing Consequences
    • Created to reduce teen driver distractions:
    • Traffic conviction while on a Learner’s License
    • Blood alcohol level of .02% or more
    • Tobacco products possession conviction
    • 6 points on driving record within a 12-month period
    • Driving is a Privilege - Don't Lose It
  • 42. New Laws in Florida Cell Phone Restrictions
    • Cell-phone or text-messaging law in the State of Florida is being developed but has not yet been approved .
    • Simply said, don’t drive distracted!
  • 43. New Laws in Florida Unexcused Absences School truancy Your license can be suspended for truancy and it will remain suspended until the you provide proof of school attendance for 30 consecutive days.
  • 44. J. Len Hale Parent
  • 45. Insuring the Teen Driver
  • 46. Insurance can’t save lives, but knowledge can help. Why do Insurance Companies care about the safe driving habits of your teen? Insuring Your Teen Driver
  • 47. Traffic crashes are the NUMBER ONE KILLER of teens today.
  • 48. Insuring the Teen Driver How Are Insurance Rates Determined?
    • Age of driver
    • Years of driving experience
    • Gender
    • Driving record
    • Make, model, year of car,
    • Miles driven
    • Good grades
    • Prior insurance
  • 49. Who & What Insurance Protects - Uninsured Motorist: protects you and your family -Liability: protects the other person involved -Comprehensive/Collision: protects your vehicle
  • 50. Insuring Your Teen Driver Q: Why is the cost of auto insurance higher for teens? A: Inexperience and High-Crash Rates
  • 51. How Does Insurance Protect You and Your Family? One day your teen is driving your 2008 Volvo S60 and she is stopped at a traffic light. Suddenly, she is rear-ended by another driver and your car is damaged. What happens if the other person doesn’t have enough insurance to fix your car?
  • 52. How Does Your Insurance Protect The Other Driver? What if your teen rear ends a 2008 Volvo S60? Did you know when your teen pulls out of your driveway, all the assets you own are in the trunk of your car? What does that mean?
  • 53. What are the Requirements for Florida Drivers
    • To purchase and maintain a Florida tag and registration?
    • Minimum coverage is $10,000 personal injury protection (PIP)
    • $10,000 property damage liability (PDL)
  • 54. How Does Your Insurance Protect Your Car? What if a Cart hits your car? Would Your comprehensive coverage would pay for this?
  • 55. When Do You Add Your Teen to your Policy?
    • There are three steps to a teen obtaining their license.
    • Permit / Intermediate / Permanent License
    • Contact your agent to determine the best time to add them to your policy.
  • 56. Most Dangerous Cars for Teens
    • Smart For two - smaller and lighter on the road; can not hold its own in a car crash.
    • Volkswagen New Beetle- due to frame of vehicle, various blind spots around front pillar.
    • Mitsubishi Eclipse - rearward visibility poses a serious danger; thick rear pillars that cause blind spots.
    • Jeep Wrangler - does not score well in rollover tests.
    • Chevrolet Aveo - not favorable crash test results; a lack of standard and optional safety equipment.
    • (Source: NHTSA and IIHS)
  • 57. Recommended Cars for Teens
    • MINI Cooper- performs better in crash tests; equipped with standard safety equipment.
    • VW Rabbit- equipped with standard safety equipment.
    • Scion tC - exceptional crash test scores; various standard safety features.
    • Honda CR-V performs better than other SUVs in safety tests.
    • Suzuki SX4 - equipped with standard anti-lock brakes and electronic brake force distribution.
    • (Source: NHTSA and IIHS)
  • 58. New Driving Skills
  • 59. Facts
    • Learning to drive today is different for the teen than when the parents learned…
    • Traffic congestion
    • Construction
    • Vehicle technology
    • Faster way of life
    • Complicated driving scenes; i.e. multi-lane left turns, distractions
  • 60. Facts
    • Driving is far from a simple task.
    • Blind Spot Glare Elimination
    • BGE – Head Position
    • Hand Position
    • Steering Technique
    • Following Distance
  • 61. New Driving Skills Hand Position Eight (8) and Four (4)
  • 62. New Driving Skills
    • Eliminates excessive steering
    • (A primary cause of young driver fatalities)
    • Protection against air bag deployment
    • More stability control
    • Reduces fatigue and back
    • pain during long periods
    • of driving
    Why 8 and 4 now? Push - Pull - Slide Steering
  • 63. New Driving Skills Blind Spot Glare Elimination (BGE) Mirror Settings Set mirrors 15 degrees out
  • 64. Charles Deane Chief of Police, Prince William County
  • 65. Florida Law And the Teen Driver
  • 66. Seat Belts
    • All persons in front seats MUST wear a seat belt.
    • All persons under 18 must wear a seat belt regardless of position in vehicle.
  • 67.  
  • 68. Facts Teen drivers are the most at-risk of drivers in Miami-Dade County. Teen driver inexperience and poor judgment are often the cause of severe automobile crashes.
  • 69. Frequent teen driver violations
    • Aggressive Driving
    • Traffic offenses that are a hazard to another driver:
    • Following too close
    • Improper passing
    • Speeding
    • Harassing or intimidating another vehicle
  • 70.  
  • 71. Frequent teen driver violations
    • Aggressive driving
    • Failure to yield right-of-way
    • Speeding
    • Improper passing
    • Following too closely
    • Driver inattention
      • Cell phone use
      • Radio, CD player,
      • Interaction with friends
  • 72. Most frequent teen driver violations Alcohol and Drug Violations DUI - What does .02 BAC mean for teen drivers? DUID - Illegal drugs - Prescription medication - Over-the-counter medication
  • 73.  
  • 74. Questions?
          • Where to Go for Answers?
          • Dade County Public School Police
          • Sgt. Ivan Silva (PIO)
          • 6100 NW 2nd Ave, Miami, FL (305) 757-7708 ‎
          • www.police.dadeschools.net
    • www.flhsmv.gov
    • www.theparentacademy.dadeschools.net
    • www.safeteendrivingfl.org
  • 75. Anne Thompson Director - Parent Academy
  • 76. Conclusion Program Evaluation Participation Certificate
  • 77. Questions and Answers
  • 78. Miami-Dade County Public Schools www.dadeschools.net The Parent Academy www.theparentacademy.dadeschools.net Miami-Dade County Public Schools Police http://police.dadeschools.net A COOPERATIVE EFFORT BETWEEN