Do you have a new driver in the family?  It marks a time of new independence and new worries for parents.

There is sound reason for concern: Motor vehicle crashes are the leading cause of death of teens, ahead of all other types of injury, violence or disease. In fact, every day, six teens are killed in a car crash.

Parents play a big role in keeping their teen drivers safe. Here are seven things to remember when teens are hitting the road.

Drew Barrymore and Jack Hanna at Safe Kids Day 2016

Celebrities, parents and hundreds of kids celebrated Safe Kids Day, presented by Nationwide, at Smashbox Studios in Culver City, CA on April 24th. This was just one of 224 Safe Kids Day events taking place across the United States this spring to raise awareness and funds for the programs of Safe Kids Worldwide.

For more than 12 years, Safe Kids Northeast Florida has been keeping kids safe by finding creative solutions to reach families with the information they need most. One example is their medication safety program. 

Medication Safety Blog

The equivalent of about four school busloads of kids arrive at emergency rooms in the U.S. every day because a child accidentally got into medicine. That’s more than 59,000 kids each year. What can parents do? We have answers.

TV Tipovers

Safe Kids Worldwide and the Consumer Technology Association (CTA) are once again teaming up to help make your home safer in celebration of National TV Safety Day.

TV recycling

Safe Kids Worldwide and the Consumer Technology Association (CTA)®, formerly the Consumer Electronics Association, are once again teaming up to help make your home safer. We encourage parents and caregivers to recycle heavier, box-style, cathode ray tube (CRT) televisions, which can be hazards for children if not placed on a low, stable piece of furniture.

recalls blog 2015

Following the largest car seat recall in U.S. history last year, Safe Kids wants you to know how to protect your child.

back to school blog

Here is an alarming statistic: Every day 44 kids are hit by a car while walking in the United States. That’s 16,000 kids hurt every year. Clearly, something needs to be done, and Safe Kids and FedEx are teaming up to help keep kids safe on the road as they head back to school.

Asia Monet

The Safe Kids Day signature event took place on April 26, 2015 at the Lot in West Hollywood.More than 500 parents and kids enjoyed a fabulous, fun-filled celebration all afternoon. Check out some photos from the event.

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