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National Teen Driver Safety Week: Resources to Keep Your Teen Safe

Take a look at these resources on our blog to prepare your teen for National Teen Driver Safety Week.

by Team Onlia

Did you know that young people have the highest rate of traffic death and injury among all age groups? National Teen Driver Safety Week aims to engage communities and raise awareness about how young drivers can keep themselves, and their passengers safe on the road. 

This year, Parachute — a leader in injury prevention aiming to create a safer Canada by advocating and education  — is focusing their NTDSW campaign on drug-impaired driving, as well as distracted and aggressive driving.

Take a look at some of the handy resources on our blog to help your teen stay safe — not just this week, but all weeks. 

A Guide for New Drivers: How to Maintain Safe Driving Behaviours

Getting your license and finally being able to drive yourself and your friend around is the freedom every teen dreams of. While it’s a fun and exciting experience, it’s important to remind your child that their life, and that of others, is in their hands while they’re behind the wheel. 

Take a look at how your teenager can hold onto those safe driving behaviours they aced to pass their driving test. 

Safe Driving Tips for New Drivers

Do you have a new driver about to hit the road? They’ll undoubtedly be ecstatic to be out on their own, but it’s imperative to make sure that they realize what a huge responsibility driving is. 

It can take years to learn all the skills of an experienced driver, but we have a cheat sheet of key things they should keep in mind. 

The Importance of Driver Safety Programs

Driver safety programs can help instill safe driving habits your child will have for the rest of their life, and help refresh those that they (or you) might have forgotten. Find out more benefits of driver safety programs, no matter what stage you’re in. 


Parents & Teens: How to Make the Safest Drivers

Leading by example is one approach you can take to teach your child habits on the road.  Take a look at our tips on how to make sure you’re instilling the safest habits into your new driver, so they can stay safe long after they’re under your roof. 

5 Safety Tips For Parents Of Young Drivers

Working with your teen to make them the safest drivers out there can be a challenge. We have some precautionary measures you can take on your own, as well as suggestions that are easy to work into your everyday conversations with your teen. 


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Driving Defensively, not Aggressively 

It’s important to be defensive to keep yourself safe, but being aggressive is definitely not recommended. Read this article to find out how your teen can be defensive on the road, without being aggressive towards other drivers. 

What Happens When Your Drive High 

Cannabis is legal, but driving under the influence isn’t. It may not seem like a huge deal at the time, but once you know exactly how cannabis use can affect your driving performance you might think twice. Use this article to help your teen learn about the ramifications of using cannabis before they get behind the wheel. 

Your Brain on Distraction 

You’ve heard it time and time again — don’t use your phone while driving. But what if you’re really good at multitasking? Sending one little text couldn’t hurt, right? Wrong. Teach your teenager about science behind distracted driving, and learn exactly how much of an impact distraction can have on their driving skills. 


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