NSC and Honda team up for ‘parents’ evenings’ on teenage driver safety | 2022-10-26

Itasca, IL – The National Safety Council, in partnership with Honda, will host a series of free virtual ‘parents’ evenings’ about the issues and risk factors facing teenage drivers.

During the events, which take place from January 23 to February 23, parents can learn more about:

The evolving risk factors surrounding teenage drivers. Crucial driving data and specific graduated driving license laws in your country. Easy tips and free resources to help you get and stay involved as your teen learns to drive.

Motor vehicle-related accidents remain the leading cause of death for teens in the US, and an NSC analysis of the most recent available data shows that more than 2,400 teens died in motor vehicle-related accidents in 2020 – a 15.6% increase from of the previous year.

By connecting parents and experts virtually, the NSC DriveitHOME initiative and Honda’s corporate social responsibility initiative to support the safety of young drivers aim to “end these alarming statistics”.

Mark Chung, executive vice president of roadway practices at NSC and a parent of three, said teen deaths are “heartbreaking and unacceptable” and parental involvement is needed more than ever.

“NSC is delighted to be working with Honda to educate parents on how and why it is imperative to keep young drivers safe. As a parent and long-time driver myself, I found these resources extremely helpful in not only providing thoughtful guidance to my teens, but also helping me create open dialogues about the importance of safe driving.”

For more information and to register, visit DriveitHOME.org/ParentNight.

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