You've been handed the keys!
We know that it feels like a finish line you've been running toward for years. But really, it's just the beginning!
Nothing is a greater symbol of freedom than the ability to drive. However, driving is not something you're automatically entitled to when you become a teenager, it's a privilege that you have to earn and it's something that you'll spend the rest of your life making sure you do well.
Before you grab the keys and rush out the door — stop and think. The facts are harsh. Did you know that auto crashes are the number one cause of death among teens in the U.S.? Sad, but true. Each year, approximately 6,000 teens are killed in auto accidents. On average that's more then 19 teens a day. The two biggest factors that cause you to get into an accident are inexperience and distraction. According to the National Safety Council, forty percent of teen drivers admit to texting behind the wheel. Two out of three teens killed in crashes were not wearing a seat belt. Thirty-nine percent of young male drivers and twenty-six percent of young female drivers were speeding at the time of their fatal crash. These statistics demonstrate the need for additional driving education for our nation's youth.
This is why Toyota and Discovery Education have launched the Toyota Teen Driver program. We're providing a tough online driving challenge, quizzes and student resources to help you become the best driver you can be. All to help you learn about distraction-free driving, how to drive defensively and how to stay safe behind the wheel.
Toyota and Discovery Education are committed to safe driving for teens across the country. Because this is just the beginning of a lifetime of driving... and making the right decisions.
After you've educated yourself on the facts and tested your skills on the interactive driving challenge, we encourage you to challenge your friends to check it out too!
Test Your Driving Skills
— You're in Control!
Heads Up!, the new interactive road distraction challenge from Toyota and Discovery Education, will help you practice your driving skills and see how you handle distracting scenarios, such as sending text messages, changing a radio station or drinking a soda. You will learn the consequences of your actions.