Parents, a lot has changed since you learned to drive - New tools provide parents with the resources they need to teach safe driving
Oct. 19, 2011: The years have flown by. They knew the day would come but, in a new State Farm survey, more than half of parents say they did not feel prepared when it came time to teach their teens to drive. Parents have the greatest influence on safe teen driving behavior, but only a third of teens rate their parents as “very good” driving instructors and 60 percent of parents admit to being nervous about teaching their teen to drive.
In response to this, State Farm today launched unprecedented educational tools for all parents and teens to learn safer driving. These free tools are available to everyone - whether they are a State Farm customer or not - at http://teendriving.statefarm.com/.
“These online tools are the latest in State Farm’s $20 million commitment to reducing teen driving related crashes and deaths,” said Laurette Stiles, Vice President - Strategic Resources at State Farm. “It’s our privilege to make them accessible to everyone, at no charge, as part of our efforts to help teens drive more safely.”
These new tools are:
State Farm is offering an incentive for parents who are among the first to explore Road Trips - a chance to win a 2012 Ford Focus SE.
For more information, or to check out additional resources available for parents and teens to become safer drivers and enter for a chance to win a new family car, visit http://teendriving.statefarm.com/. Join the conversation and connect with State Farm on Facebook and Twitter.
Missy Lundberg, State Farm®, (312) 914-0857
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