Teens Drive Safe Program

In 2006, the Jacksonville Automobile Dealers Association (JADA) launched Teens Drive Safe; a community initiative aimed at educating North Florida’s growing population of young drivers about safe driving.

Some facts about teenage and new drivers…

  • On the basis of miles driven, teenagers are involved in three times as many fatal crashes as are all drivers.
  • A larger percentage of fatal crashes involving teenage drivers are single-vehicle crashes compared to those involving other drivers.
  • In general, a smaller percentage of teens wear their seat belts compared to other drivers.
  • A larger proportion of fatal crashes among teenagers involve speeding or going too fast for road conditions, compared to other drivers.
  • More fatal crashes among teens occur when passengers, usually other teenagers, are in the car than do crashes involving other drivers. Two out of three teens who die as passengers are in vehicles driven by other teenagers.
  • Motor vehicle crashes are the leading cause of death for American teenagers.