Teen Safe Driving

Preventable motor vehicle crashes caused by adolescent drivers are the leading cause of death for American teens. Since 2005, Allstate and The Allstate Foundation have helped decrease teen crash fatalities by nearly 40 percent.

Our public awareness programs, teen empowerment activities and advocacy of stronger teen driving laws help ensure more teens can walk across the stage on graduation day.

Key 2011 Activities and Achievements

  • Reached 6.3 million teens through teen-to-teen activism programs, contests and projects, KeeptheDrive.com, and through teen-specific media.
  • Involved more than 830,000 teens in program activities or in tools downloaded from KeeptheDrive.com.
  • Empowered 43,000 teens by leading various activism projects.
  • In partnership with The National Safety Council, the Allstate Foundation launched 10 state Teen Safe Driving Coalitions to appropriately support stronger graduated drivers licensing laws. To date, the coalitions have engaged more than 900 state leaders in traffic safety, health, law enforcement and education to address teen driving in influential states.
  • Provided funding to the American Academy of Pediatrics (AAP) for eight state AAP chapters to conduct programs that educate parents and the public about teen driving.
  • Released two research reports to educate the public about the value and importance of stronger teen driving laws.
Teens Teach the Importance of Safe Driving

More than 81,000 people were killed in crashes involving drivers ages 15 to 20 in the decade from 2000 to 2009, making teen driving crashes the leading cause of teen deaths nationwide. Listen as teens from around the country share why teen safe driving is important to them and how graduated drivers licensing can help save lives.

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