Impaired Driving

Getting a driver’s license is an exciting time for a young person, but can be a little nerve-wracking for parents and families! Luckily, there are plenty of ways to keep your young driver safe: having regular conversations about driving safety (including the risks of mixing driving and substances like alcohol or marijuana), practicing driving together, leading by example, and setting expectations and limits. Learn more about what you can do to support your student as they reach this important milestone, and complete a Parent-Teen Driving Agreement.

Studies show that parents are the number one influence on whether or not their child uses alcohol or other drugs before the age of 21. Start the conversation about substance misuse (and impaired driving) early and keep the lines of communication open throughout childhood and teen years.

Parent-Teen Driving Agreement

Create a Parent-Teen Driving Agreement that puts your rules in writing to clearly set expectations and limits. Work with your teen to outline hazards to avoid and consequences for breaking rules. Keep it on the fridge and update it as your teen gains experience and more driving privileges

Marijuana Talk Kit

The Marijuana Talk Kit by the Partnership to End Addiction is just one of the trusted resources that can help get that communication started (and not just about marijuana- the ideas and information can also be used to discuss other substances and risky behaviors). More trusted resources can be found here.

Interested in getting involved and/or learning more? We would love to hear from you!