The Allstate Foundation

Teen Safe Driving Program

Sex, drugs and rock 'n' roll often are considered the greatest risks to teen safety. However, the biggest threat to teens is parked just outside your home. Motor vehicle crashes caused by teen drivers are the leading cause of death for teens in America today.

Encouraging teens to develop the right attitudes today can lead to a lifetime of safety for all American families.
Car crashes are the No. 1 killer of teens in America causing far more teen deaths than drugs, illness, violence or suicide. According to research from The Allstate Foundation, parents are the No. 1 influence on their teen when it comes to learning to drive.
So, how do you steer them in the right direction? Explore resources from The Allstate Foundation to make a difference for teens on the road.

Teen Activism
The Allstate Foundation launched a comprehensive teen safe driving program that seeks to develop innovative, teen-informed approaches to help raise awareness...

The Allstate Foundation takes on a deadly epidemic

With the goal of identifying effective new approaches to this problem, The Allstate Foundation launched a comprehensive teen safe driving program in 2005. The Foundation works to develop innovative, teen-engaging approaches to help raise awareness of the issues, reduce injuries and ultimately to help save lives.

By empowering teens to become part of the solution, and by celebrating their driving experiences, The Allstate Foundation Teen Safe Driving Program takes a positive approach to addressing the number one killer of teens and making smart driving socially acceptable among teens themselves.

The program includes the following components:

  • Keep the Drive® a national teen-led smart driving movement that educates teens about the issues, impacts the way they think and act in the car, and empowers them to become smart driving activists in their schools and communities. For more information, visit
  • Community Outreach to surround teens with smart driving messages and involve key teen influencers, including parents, in reinforcing smart driving behaviors.
  • Leadership and Advocacy Education to advance public understanding of this issue and inform public policy decision-makers about the value and importance of graduated driver licensing laws on the state and national level.
  • Public Awareness to elevate teen driving as a chronic public health issue through targeted social marketing and public relations campaigns.

Allstate agency owners also share important teen safe driving information with people in communities across the country as part of SaferLives,SM a new program supported by The Allstate Foundation.

No matter if your teen has a learner's permit or just received a driver's license, Allstate and The Allstate Foundation want you to have the information you need to steer them in the right direction.

Your teen looks up to you. You need to stress safety as soon as her or she receives a learner's permit, and continue to do so up until at least the first year after your teen earns a driver's license. It's a long road, but by working together, you can help ensure your teen always heads down the right road.

Below are two resources parents can use to help coach your teen to safer driving. Each one includes important tips, rules and skills to discuss with your teen each time you get in the car with him or her. Keep these tools close at hand so you can easily refer to them during your driving sessions together.

  • Download and print the Parent Coaching Guide for parents with teens who have learner’s permits or are newly licensed.
  • Download and print the Parent-Teen Agreement – then complete it with your teen so that you both agree on the “rules of the road.”