Driving Safely

Use these tips to keep yourself and your family safe while driving.

Stay Safe on the Road

Stay safe on the road. Learn about the dangers of drowsy, drunk and distracted driving, the importance of child car seats, and tips for keeping teens and older drivers safe.

Drowsy Driving

Texting and Distracted Driving  

  • Learn about the dangers of texting behind the wheel and other forms of distracted driving.
  • Most states have banned texting while driving. Know the texting and hand-held cell phone laws in your state.
  • Find statistics and tips for parents to keep teen drivers safe from distractions behind the wheel.

Drunk Driving

Teen Driving

  • Learn about graduated driver licensing laws, which gives young drivers more time to learn the complex skills of driving.
  • Parental involvement—like setting ground rules and modeling safe driving—is key for molding your teen into a safe, responsible driver.

Older Drivers

  • Find out about risks on the road with older drivers and learn steps you can take to protect yourself or someone you care about.
  • Learn about health issues that can impact older drivers and how to recognize when it may be time to give up driving.

Child Car Seats

Children, age birth-13, must be in a car seat:


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Driving During Severe Weather

Winter snow and ice, summer heat, and spring floods pose serious driving risks. Knowledge and preparedness for each situation will help keep you safe on the road: 

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Last Updated: August 14, 2017

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