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NSC and Honda team up for ‘parent nights’ on teen driver safety

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Itasca, IL — The National Safety Council, in partnership with Honda, will present a series of free virtual “parent nights” about the issues and risk factors teen drivers face.

During the events, which run from Jan. 23 through Feb. 23, parents can learn about:

  • The evolving risks surrounding teen drivers.
  • Crucial driving data and specific graduated driver license laws in your state.
  • Simple tips and free resources to help you get – and stay – involved as your teen learns to drive.

Motor vehicle-related crashes remain the No. 1 cause of death for U.S. teens, and an NSC analysis of the most recent data available shows that more than 2,400 teens died in motor vehicle-related crashes in 2020 – up 15.6% from the previous year.

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

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

“NSC is thrilled to be working with Honda to educate parents on how and why it’s imperative to keep young drivers safe. As a parent and longtime driver myself, I found these resources extremely helpful in not only providing thoughtful guidance to my teens, but also in 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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