National Teen Driver Safety Week tips - Ahwatukee Foothills News: Communitylife

default avatar
Welcome to the site! Login or Signup below.
Logout|My Dashboard

National Teen Driver Safety Week tips

Font Size:
Default font size
Larger font size

Posted: Thursday, October 22, 2009 11:00 pm

In honor of National Teen Driver Safety Week, Oct. 18 to 24, AAA offers parents resources and tools to assist them in discussing with their teens the inherent dangers that come along with driving and how to be safe, responsible motorists.

“Recent tragedies in the Valley clearly illustrate the dangers that exist when teens get behind the wheel,” said Linda Gorman, public affairs director for AAA Arizona. “Speeding, distractions and passengers are some of the many topics parents should be discussing with their teen. To help start the conversation and help reduce the risk of crashes, AAA wants to ensure parents know of the resources and tools available to help them.”

During National Teen Driver Safety Week, AAA would like to let parents and teens know about the wealth of resources available to them during the learning-to-drive process, and beyond:

• Register for Dare to Prepare. AAA’s free workshop provides parents and teens with critical information they need to know before teens take the wheel, including explaining the steps to obtain a permit and a driver’s license in the state of Arizona. For upcoming dates and to register, call (602) 241-2945.

• Visit AAA’s Web site,, to learn what you need to know about teen driving, including choosing a driving school, risks associated with teen drivers, and to download driving agreements.

• Sign up for AAA’s free e-mail newsletter, StartSmart, for parents and teens. A series of e-mail newsletters help you identify the challenges you and your teen will face and how to work as a team to reduce risk. To sign-up, visit

• Request a free copy of “Safe Driving,” a 36-page booklet, sponsored by AAA Arizona, the Arizona Motor Vehicle Division and the Governor’s Office of Highway Safety, by calling (602) 241-2945.

• Consider implementing a parent-teen driving agreement when he or she is ready to get behind the wheel. Work with your teen so that the agreement is not a surprise and is an expected part of the process. To print out a contract, visit or

• Select a quality driving school. Professional instructors can provide comprehensive training that address the mistakes new drivers are most likely to make. Parents can utilize AAA Arizona’s Approved Driving School Network to find a quality driving school in the Phoenix metropolitan area. To view a list of schools, visit

• Take advantage of driver training programs. Several programs are available to fit your family’s needs including teenSMART, a supplement that will result in substantial insurance discounts through AAA; Teaching Your Teens To Drive, a DVD and workbook program that helps guide parents who choose to teach their teens to drive themselves; and Driver-ZED, a computer-based program that helps teens recognize and avoid driving hazards. To learn more about each driver training program, visit

To further spread the message of teen traffic safety, AAA invites the public to vote for their favorite traffic safety Public Service Announcement (PSA) created by teens. Five PSAs will be featured on The PSA with the most votes will receive $2,000 courtesy of AAA Insurance.


Submitted by AAA Arizona

More about

More about

More about

  • Discuss

University of Arizona app uses crowdsourcing to fight Zika

In response to the Zika outbreak, University of Arizona's College of Public health researchers and the UA Bio Computing Facility have released…

Published: September 28, 2016 - 4:57 pm @…

Noted nerds react to Elon Musk's Mars colony plans

Science fiction fans, and even regular old science fans, couldn't help but take notice when Elon Musk declared that visiting Mars is something…

Published: September 28, 2016 - 4:57 pm @…

Joe's Farm Grill celebrates 10 years in business with FREE Cheesburgers and more

When a restaurant celebrates its 10 year anniversary it’s considered a major accomplishment as most restaurants don’t last more than 2 years. …

Published: September 28, 2016 - 4:57 pm @

Phoenix Theatre's Splashy In the Heights Loses Track of the Musical's Roots

Lynn Trimble A A Anti-immigrant rhetoric flows freely in Donald Trump tirades about Mexicans and Muslims. Refugees are fleeing Middle East vio…

Published: September 28, 2016 - 4:36 pm @…

US police abused database access to stalk innocent people

Get short URL Police across the US have been abusing confidential law enforcement databases to stalk romantic partners, landlords, journalists…

Published: September 28, 2016 - 4:27 pm @…

ASU Football: Kareem Orr, Armand Perry leading youthful secondary

At the apex of Arizona State head coach Todd Graham’s attacking defensive scheme is the capability of his secondary unit. The group’s ability …

Published: September 28, 2016 - 3:56 pm @…

Meet the Republicans who are totally fine with the US taking in more low-skill immigrants

Immigration wasn’t formally on the agenda during the first debate between Hillary Clinton and Donald Trump, but the Republican candidate for U…

Published: September 28, 2016 - 3:56 pm @…

Pima County Sheriff's Department - Timeline

See more of Pima County Sheriff's Department by logging into FacebookMessage this Page, learn about upcoming events and more. If you don't hav…

Published: September 28, 2016 - 3:04 pm @…

FOX 10 Phoenix - Timeline

See more of FOX 10 Phoenix by logging into FacebookMessage this Page, learn about upcoming events and more. If you don't have a Facebook accou…

Published: September 28, 2016 - 2:55 pm @…

Arpaio Slimes Penzone with Old, False Allegation, Penzone Says He Will Sue

Stephen Lemons A A With polls showing Maricopa County Sheriff Joe Arpaio trailing in his head-to-head race against Democrat Paul Penzone, and …

Published: September 28, 2016 - 1:54 pm @…

Facebook on Facebook

Twitter on Twitter


Subscribe to via RSS

RSS Feeds


Most Popular

Online poll