"Chrysler Group is urging parents to pay close attention to their teens' driving safety, especially in these high-risk summer months," said Deb Morrissett, Vice President-Safety and Regulatory Affairs, Chrysler Group. "Road Ready Teens was designed to give parents step-by-step guidelines to help protect their teens behind the wheel. If parents and teens follow these steps, tens of thousands of teen crashes could be prevented each and every year."
The program offers a Parent's Guide to encourage dialogue between the parent and teen, as well as an innovative teen driving safety video game, StreetWise. StreetWise is designed to increase teens' awareness and understanding of driving risks in a fun and challenging way.
The Road Ready Teens Parent's Guide includes simple tips and tools that parents need to help keep their teen drivers safe, such as:
• Limit the number of passengers with whom your teen drives.
• Limit distractions while driv-ing, such as cell phone use and loud music.
• Remind your teen to take extra care when driving at night; most teen crashes occur after dark.
• Create a Parent-Teen Road Rules Contract based on recommendations from leading safety experts.
Road Ready Teens' materials, including StreetWise and the Parent's Guide, are available in En-glish and Spanish free of charge at www.roadreadyteens.org. The site also links parents to state teen driving laws and licensing information and other safety resources.