Teen Driver SafetyDriver Safety Assembly: Thursday, September 12, 2019, at 7pm, SHS Auditorium
Driving is an enormous responsibility for both new drivers and their parents. Teenage years are considered by many to be the most dangerous period in life for driving. Each year, SHS PTA co-sponsors a Safe Driving Assembly, mandatory for SHS seniors and their parents who wish to obtain an SHS parking permit for the 2019-20 school year. This year’s assembly features Jacy Good and her husband, Steve Johnson, advocates for responsible teen driving.
The best way for parents to encourage their children to drive safely is to model safe driving practices themselves. Below are safe driving resources for parents:
Driver’s Education/Safety Classes:
- Maria Regina: Harold Kivelevich, 914-683-1950 or email@example.com
- Mercy College: 914-674-7477
- The Ursuline School: Charles Tarulli, 201-962-7187
Useful Websites on Teen Driving:
- Keys2Drive: AAA NYS Guide to Teen Driver Safety
- NYS DMV Younger Driver Resources
- NYS DMV TEENS Program Electronic Notification System: By registering, parents will receive automatic notifications if your 16 or 17 year old has a reportable incident posted to their DMV record (e.g. suspension, accident or ticket).
- US DOT National Highway Traffic Safety Administration page concerning distracted driving.
- Install this Life Saver App on your child’s phone. This free app, recommended by Jacy Good and Steve Johnson, uses deterrence, measurement and rewards to curb teen distracted driving.