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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.

Opioids are the source of a crisis across the country. Please tell your representatives that you support HR 4969.

Learn the tips to get you and your kid ready for Bike To School Day 2016 on May 4th.

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.

Learn how the team at Safe Kids Tulsa is helping to keep kids safe around medicine.

Every nine minutes a child is seen in an emergency room for medicine poisoning. And in almost half of those visits (48 percent), a child got into a grandparent’s medicine. Not that parents are off the hook — 38 percent of the visits were due to a child getting into a parent’s medicine. But let’s look at why this message is important for grandparents.

According to the family historian, I was not to be trusted.

At age two, I had been left alone for about a minute when I was discovered sitting in my parents' bedroom with a bottle of aspirin -- cap off, bottle upended, contents strewn about. (Clever girl!)

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.