Teen Drivers & GDL Systems: New Resources & Data

Teen Drivers & GDL Systems: New Resources & Data

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Learning to drive is often considered a rite of passage for teenagers. But with the reward of being a new driver comes real risk. Car crashes are the leading cause of death for teens in the United States, taking the lives of eight teens a day.

CDC’s Injury Center is committed to preventing teen crashes and related deaths and injuries. During National Teen Driver Safety Week, CDC released new data and several tools and resources for partners and state and local injury programs, including:
* A new study on crashes among teen drivers, scheduled for publication in MMWR;
* "Parents Are The Key,” a communications campaign for parents of teen drivers on how to keep their teens safe while learning to drive; and
* "Policy IMPACT: Teen Driver Safety,” an issue brief that focuses on teen driver safety and the proven steps that can help save young drivers’ lives. It is one in a series of at-a-glance policy issue briefs that NCIPC will release focusing on unintentional injury topics and key recommendations.

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Topics: Unintentional Injury
  • Motor vehicle and/or child passenger safety
Topics: Cross-Cutting
  • Communications/Informatics
Core Competencies: Public Health
  • Analytical/Assessment Skills
  • Communication Skills
Core Competencies: Injury & Violence Prevention
  • 1. Ability to DESCRIBE and EXPLAIN injury and/or violence as a major social and health problem
CHES Areas of Responsibility
  • Area III: Implement Health Education/Promotion
  • Area VII: Communicate, Promote, and Advocate for Health, Health Education/Promotion, and the Profession
CPH Core Areas
  • Environmental Health Sciences
CPH Cross-Cutting Areas
  • Programs Planning
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