Shifting Gears: the Blunt Truth about Marijuana and Driving
Developed by AAA Northeast and geared toward high school health and driver’s education classes, this free program details the risks of driving under the influence of marijuana and cannabis’s effect on the developing teenage brain.
This lesson is designed to:
Distracted Driving for Teen Drivers
Driving is an activity that requires full attention. This program is designed to help teen drivers understand the risks of distractions and get tips to avoid becoming a distracted driver.
Drivers will learn about:
Dare to Prepare: Pre-Permit Workshop for Parents and Teens
This pre-permit workshop for soon-to-be drivers and their parents explains the Graduated Driver’s License process and laws for your state. Customized presentations are available on request to address the specific needs of an organization or municipality.
Learn more at AAA.com/Community.
Know the Risks
Parents play a crucial role in modeling safe driving behaviors, setting expectations, and dialoging with their teen about the risks of the roadway. Review these Pointers for Parents of teen drivers to understand the risks and start the conversation about safe driving.
Learn more about AAA research on teens and traffic safety:
The Graduated Driver Licensing Process
Graduated Driver Licensing programs phase in driving responsibilities, with the goal of creating safer drivers from the start. Understanding the process of obtaining a license is important and differs state to state.
Learn more about the licensing process in your state:
Additional Teen Driver Safety Resources
Rhode Island parents can learn more about their role in the learning-to-drive process through this online parent course. Visit StartSmart for more information.
Learn more about insuring your vehicle(s) through AAA.
Visit AAA Driver Training to find information on driver’s education or behind-the-wheel lessons.