New Hampshire's Teen Driver Program is a program of the Injury Prevention Center at the Children’s Hospital at Dartmouth. It works diligently during each school year to develop teen highway safety programs in at least 15 high schools throughout the state.
Novice teen drivers have a higher crash risk due to minimal driving and life experience. Because of that, they have less experience to draw upon to help them to understand the true risks of the driving experience. Compound that reality with distraction, impairment, and fatigue and their crash risk becomes significantly higher than the crash risk of the average, older driver.
Resources for schools
Because we cannot reach every high school in New Hampshire, the Teen Driver Program website includes educational resources for all schools looking for reliable information. This information can be used in advisory room discussions, educational programs conducted through peer leader groups, or as a basis for a school-wide highway safety assembly.
The New Hampshire Teen Driver Program has contacts with a spectrum of presenters and a variety of educational materials that can be available to your school to help you develop a highway safety educational program for your students.
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For more information about the program provide, please contact Chris Bishop, Teen Driver Program Coordinator, or call the Injury Prevention Center.