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Do you remember that feeling of freedom and sense of accomplishment when you got your driver’s license? State Farm, the nation’s largest auto insurer1 chose to be a part of The Parent’s Supervised Driving Program to help parents help their teens celebrate this accomplishment and responsibly guide a new generation of drivers to become safer, confident and more experienced every time they are behind the wheel.

State Farm understands motor vehicle injuries are one of the nation’s most important public health problems. In fact, car crashes are the #1 killer of teens2 and, the first 6 months of unsupervised driving is the most dangerous.3 State Farm has been an integral part of landmark teen driver research since 2006. This research has helped us and others understand many car crashes can be avoided. It also indicates new drivers need and want parental involvement. Parents can help make the roads safer for everyone by providing teen drivers significant practice with a variety of driving skills and in different conditions.

Across the US, more than 18,000 State Farm agents play a critical role in communities, helping to increase awareness around safe driving and the impact new drivers have on the roads.

State Farm has a continued commitment to funding research that helps prevent injuries and save lives. We work with national and local organizations to bring ongoing attention to auto safety issues and legislation that helps to make driving and roads safer for everyone.

We encourage you to read this Program guide and know that you will make a difference in your teen’s safety. We know you will help them as they continue their journey and enjoy the excitement of the road wherever it takes them. Together, we can make a significant contribution to get them there safely.

1 – https://www.statefarm.com/about-us/company-overview/company-profile/fast-facts

2 – http://www.cdc.gov/injury/wisqars/images/LCD/10LCID_Unintentional_Deaths_2010-a.gif

3 – Mayhew DR, Simpson HM, Pak A. Changes in Collision Rates Among Novice Drivers During the First Months of Driving. Accident Analysis and Prevention. September 2003. – See more at:
http://www.teendriversource.org/stats/for_parents/detail/57#sthash.H3G7UafL.dpuf