Younger Drivers

2007 Minnesota Strategic Highway Safety Plan Goal

"Institute graduated licensing for young drivers"

Minnesota Office of Traffic Safety resources

Research

Videos and other resources

  • Keys2Drive
    Teen driver safety information from AAA
  • AAA PROMise Fact Sheet (57 KB PDF)
    Describes a program to support parents, teens, and law enforcement in getting everyone home safely on prom and graduation night.
  • Drug Use/Abuse and Driving Among Minnesota's Teens
    Prezi presentation, links, and podcasts
  • Younger Drivers Toolkit for Local Agencies
    This toolkit is designed to help local city and county transportation and traffic safety engineering staff understand the “why” behind younger driver severe crashes and provide ideas and resources to help educate and promote community engagement.
  • Minnesota State Patrol video presentations
    The Minnesota State Patrol is using two powerful highway safety video presentations to make an impact on teenage drivers. “How to Save a Life” and “Young Forever” aim to communicate the seriousness of the life-and-death decisions teens make while driving. The presentations have been so engaging that local television news station FOX 9 broadcast a special report in June 2009 highlighting this State Patrol effort.
    Although the videos are not publicly distributed, Minnesota State Patrol troopers have visited hundreds of schools and other public forums to show the videos and answer questions. Those interested in scheduling a presentation should contact Lieutenant Eric Roeske at eric.roeske@state.mn.us.
  • 2011 Young Drivers Traffic Safety Fact Sheet (PDF)
    National Traffic Safety Highway Administration Fact sheet detailing the numbers of young drivers killed and injured in motor vehicle crashes in 2011. 
  • Protecting Teen Drivers: A Guidebook for State Highway Safety Offices (PDF)
    Governors Highway Safety Association, 2010
    This guide examines six strategies SHSOs can champion that have been proven to be effective or demonstrated significant promise in addressing teen driver safety: legislation/policy, enforcement, parental programs, education, peer education, and general strategies.
  • AT&T Don't Text While Driving Documentary
  • Don’t Text and Drive! 2010 Teen PSA Contest Winners
    Features winning videos from the 2010 Teen PSA Contest.
  • Teen Driving: Tools and Resources
    Allstate Insurance Company
    Contains helpful resources for parents of teen drivers: a five-step action plan, driving contract, tips for preparing your teen driver, and more.
  • Point of Impact Guide (782 KB PDF)
    A teen driver safety parent-awareness program.

Legislation in Minnesota

Legislation elsewhere