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Driving Safety Links and Other Sites of Interest

Drive it Home
A website by and for Parents Dedicated to Keeping Our Teen Drivers Safe

Teen Licensing Laws and Requirements
Information about Colorado State requirements for all drivers under the age of 21, including how to get an early learner's permit.

DMV Handbooks
Driving handbooks from the Colorado Department of Motor Vehicles

NHTSA Teen Drivers
NHTSA has developed a website to provide you with the fundamental resources and information you’ll need to help promote what research clearly shows reduces teen crashes: increasing seat belt use, implementing graduated driver licensing, and reducing teens' access to alcohol.

The Parent's Supervised Driving Guide
The Parent's Supervised Driving Guide is designed to improve teen driver safety by providing parents and guardians with a methodical approach to help their teens learn requisite driving skills during the 50 hours of supervised driving time required for all Colorado teens with a Learner's Permit. The guide, which includes lessons concentrating on particular sequential skills, was developed by Safe Roads Alliance, a non-profit dedicated to promoting safer driving through education for drivers of all ages. This guide is not meant as a substitute for formal behind-the-wheel training, but is meant to empower parents who are in the best position to help their teens to become safe, smart and skilled drivers. 

US Department of Transportation's Auto Safety Hotline
The DOT Auto Safety Hotline specializes in gathering information about safety problems in motor vehicles and equipment and is your chance to help identify these problems which sometimes lead to recalls. The Hotline can be dialed toll free at 1-888-DASH-2-DOT (1-888-327-4236).

National Highway Traffic Safety Administration
The National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA) is responsible for reducing deaths, injuries and economic losses resulting from motor vehicle crashes. This is accomplished by setting and enforcing safety performance standards for motor vehicles and motor vehicle equipment, and through grants to state and local governments to enable them to conduct effective local highway safety programs.

NHTSA investigates safety defects in motor vehicles, sets and enforces fuel economy standards, helps states and local communities reduce the threat of drunk drivers, promotes the use of safety belts, child safety seats and air bags, investigates odometer fraud, establishes and enforces vehicle anti-theft regulations and provides consumer information on motor vehicle safety topics.

NHTSA also conducts research on driver behavior and traffic safety , to develop the most efficient and effective means of bringing about safety improvements.

The Insurance Institute for Highway Safety
The Insurance Institute for Highway Safety is an independent, nonprofit, scientific and educational organization dedicated to reducing the losses, deaths, injuries, and property damage from crashes on the nation's highways. The Highway Loss Data Institute's mission is to compute and publish insurance loss results by make and model. Both organizations are wholly supported by auto insurers.

The American Automobile Association for Traffic Safety
The AAA Foundation for Traffic Safety is dedicated to saving lives and reducing injuries on the roads. It is a not-for-profit, publicly-supported charitable educational and research organization. Since 1947, the Foundation has funded over 135 research projects designed to discover the causes of traffic crashes, prevent them, and minimize injuries when they do occur. We have used this research to develop dozens of focused, high-impact educational materials for drivers, pedestrians, bicyclists and other road users.

National Safety Council
The National Safety Council is a nonprofit, nongovernmental, international public service organization dedicated to protecting life and promoting health. The NSC is a membership organization, founded in 1913 and chartered by the U.S. Congress in 1953. Members include more than 48,000 businesses, labor organizations, schools, public agencies, private groups and individuals.

Center for Transportation Safety
Vehicles are the largest manageable risk a corporation has. The Center for Transportation Safety provides large and small companies the tools and employee training they need to minimize these risks. Regardless of the type of vehicle -- car, pickup truck, delivery vehicle, straight truck, tractor-trailer, specialty tractor-trailer, forklift, etc.-- the Center for Transportation Safety provides risk management and training solutions for corporations, non-profits, municipalities, and state and federal governments.

The Finley Firefighter Charity Hockey Tournament
The Colorado State Patrol Family Foundation is proud to have been chosen by the Finley Family to be the benefactor of the 4th Annual Finley Firefighter Charity Hockey Tournament. For the second year in a row, the proceeds from this event will help to underwrite the costs of new technology being developed to support our ever-growing life-saving program, Alive at 25, an educational driving course designed to create positive behaviors and decision-making among the 15 to 24 year old motoring public.

The Colorado State Patrol Family Foundation has deep respect and admiration for Reggie and Tyler Finley, as they turn personal tragedy into selfless motivation to serve and help others. We are honored to have them as our friends. Please help save lives by supporting their efforts.

No DUI Colorado

Welcome to the State of Colorado's education resource for the community regarding impaired driving and substance abuse behaviors. This website provides strategies for preventing or dealing with an impaired driving offense, resources that deal with issues about peer pressure, and self-screening for substance abuse and prevention toolkits. This site is also a resource for community coalitions, policymakers, and includes data and current news as it relates to impaired driving.

The Great Multitasking Lie

Debunking the myths of cell phone distracted driving. Most people know that texting while driving is dangerous but many dont understand that having a conversation while driving is also risky.

Teen Driver Safety Week Fact Sheet

This week, we are emphasizing the top rules that teen drivers need to follow to stay safe behind the wheel in a car, truck, or SUV. These rules address the greatest dangers for teen drivers: alcohol, inconsistent or no seat belt use, distracted and drowsy driving, speeding, and passengers.

U Drive. U Text. U Pay.

Put Your Phone Away or Get Ready to Pay.

The Impact of Distracted Driving

In honor of National Teen Driving Safety Week, Children's Hospital and Denver Metro Teen Drivers has released a video highlighting the story of a Colorado college student who made a single mistake that changed her life and the lives of those around her forever.