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Share the Keys is parent/teen safe driving orientation that is designed to reduce teen driver crash risks by increasing parental involvement. Approximately 90 minutes in length, the orientation is presented by facilitators in community based settings (i.e. schools, libraries) and can be linked to parking permit requirements, classroom driver education programs and back-to-school nights. The orientation is ideally suited for parents and their teens in the pre-permit or permit state of licensure (parents and their teens already holding a probationary license will also benefit).
 
arrow Program Description
Provides an overview of the program and how to become a facilitator.
arrow Resource Guide
Introduced in the orientation, this 20-page booklet presents research, helpful advice and contracts that support parental involvement and safe driving behaviors.
May 1, 2010 GDL Law Changes FAQs
Do you know about the changes in the GDL law? This list of Frequently Asked Questions should help in answering all your questions pertaining to the new law changes.
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Understanding New Jersey's GDL Program
This three-panel brochure provides a wealth of information on the New Jersey’s Graduated Driver License (GDL) Program. A full-color document that takes new drivers through the licensing process, this comprehensive brochure also offers additional information designed specifically for teen drivers and their parents.
Say Yes to Life Contract
This contract empowers teens with a powerful tool to make decisions based on their personal safety, eliminating peer pressure and judgment. The agreement between parent and teen, provides teens with a safe way out of dangerous – and potentially life threatening – situations.
GDL Law Change Palm Card
Measuring 3.65" x 8.5", this handy two-sided palm card highlights the May 1, 2010 changes to NJ GDL Law.
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"Got Your Decals" Poster
At 8.5" x 11", this poster is great reminder for all permit or probationary license holders under the age of 21 to visit their local Motor Vehicle Agency to purchase a pair of decals for $4.
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Got Your Decals? (PSA ) wmv I mp4  
This is a 30-second public service announcement that provides information on the new decals required for all drivers under the age of 21 holding a permit or probationary license under the Graduated Driver License law.
"Don't Drive Stupid" Palm Card (1.86mb pdf)
This two-sided palm card displays the seven "Don't Drive Stupid" components on one side, and New Jersey Graduated Driver License (GDL) and teen driving information on the other.
"Don't Drive Stupid" Poster (2mb pdf)
A 13" x 19" version of the awareness campaign poster.
Program Points (34k pdf)
This one page pdf expands on each one of the seven components of the "Don't Drive Stupid" campaign. It is helpful in sparking class discussions as well as other projects and activities.
Idea Starters pdf
Need some ideas to help promote Teen Driver Safety? This list of "idea starters" can assist in organizing "Don't Drive Stupid" activities, events and awareness within your community, school or organization.
Morning Announcements (13k pdf)
Five morning announcements that can be used at your school to educate about the "Don't Drive Stupid" campaign.
   
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arrow In the Blink of an Eye - This 6 minute video presented by Johnson & Johnson (J&J) SAFE Fleet, is designed as an educational tool for parents to use in conversations with their children on the responsibilities of driving.
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arrow NJ21 Coalition - Information on the NJ21 Coalition, a group of State government, law enforcement, education, traffic safety, and non-profit agencies opposed to lowering the current minimum drinking age.
arrow www.ugotbrains.com
  U Got Brains? - Developed by the Brain Injury Association of New Jersey for teens, this edgy web site explores the causes and consequences of brain injuries in graphic detail. (Warning: this site contains strong graphic content that is not appropriate for children and may be upsetting to some viewers.)
arrow www.njteendriving.com
  Teen Driving Parent Resource - Recognizing that an informed parent plays a key role in keeping teens and young adults safe on our roads, this new website, developed by the Brain Injury Association of New Jersey, through funding from DHTS, will help to further educate parents about the risks associated with teen driving. Relevant legislation, videos, an interactive teen crash site map, traffic safety tips, and GDL information can be found on the site.
arrow Safe Driving: A Parent's Guide to Teaching Teens - Developed by the NJ Motor Vehicle Commission and the Division of Highway Traffic Safety, this guide, when used in conjunction with the New Jersey Driver Manual and behind-the-wheel training, will better prepare you and your teen for the challenges that lie ahead.
arrow Visit the Turning Point Web Site
  Turning Point: Roadway Work Zone Safety for New Drivers - Created by the Federal Highway Administration, this website focuses on roadway work zone safety for new drivers. Information, tips and tools are presented in three separate sections: For Teens, For Parents, For Educators.
   
 
 
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