I’m ready to Educate my audience!

The resources in this section, which may be reproduced and promoted without permission, are designed to give individuals who know the basics of GDL a deeper understanding of the three-stages of New Jersey’s program and how it helps to address teen crash risk. The resources can be used to facilitate self-directed and/or group learning, so that your audience can make informed decisions about teen licensure and driving.

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Understanding New Jersey’s Graduated Driver License Program (brochure)

This 3-panel brochure details NJ’s GDL program and the crash risk for teens. Printed quantities are available from the New Jersey Division of Highway Traffic Safety.

  • Best practice: Distribute through a teen safe driving display at your library or town hall, partner with local insurance agents to distribute to families with teen drivers via policy renewals.
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GDL Made Simple

GDL Made Simple

This 5 1/2 minute video clearly and succinctly explains NJ's 3-step GDL program for teen drivers.

  • Best practice: Show the video at a PTA meeting and/or at back to school nights. Link to the video via the high school website and/or driver education teacher pages.
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Safe Driving, A Parent’s Guide to Teaching Teens

This multi-page booklet includes lessons, reviews and checklists to help parents teach their teens safe driving skills; a practice driving log; sample parent-teen contract; and an overview of GDL and other NJ motor vehicle laws.

  • Best practice: Encourage schools, municipalities, insurance agents, and community groups to include a link to the guide on their homepage. Visit local driving schools and remind them to provide a copy (available free from the New Jersey Motor Vehicle Commission) to the parents of all student drivers. Distribute at a school-sponsored parent/teen driving orientation.
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Choosing a Driving School

This brochure provides a comprehensive overview of what families should look for when selecting a driving school.

  • Best practice: Encourage your high school driver education teachers to send an e-mail to their students’ parents with a link to the brochure and other important resources. Distribute the brochure at parent/teen pre-permit orientations and back to school nights.
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Dare to Prepare

This self-directed, online parent/teen workshop discusses why teens crash, how GDL works, why you should complete a parent-teen driving agreement, what to look for when choosing a vehicle for your teen and more.

  • Best practice: Work with your middle school PTA to promote the Dare to Prepare program to eighth grade parents and their teens (who are often riding in vehicles driven by older siblings). Get on the agenda at your high school freshman orientation and encourage parents and teens to learn more about GDL by completing the online Dare to Prepare program.
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