TEENS WHO SAY THEIR PARENTS SET RULES AND MONITOR THEIR DRIVING IN A HELPFUL AND SUPPORTIVE WAY ARE HALF AS LIKELY TO BE IN A CRASH
– Children’s Hospital of Philadelphia
GOOD ROLE MODELS NEEDED FOR TEEN DRIVERS
Shut Off the Cell Phone | Obey the Speed Limit | Drive Sober | Wear Your Seatbelt | Avoid Distractions | Remain Calm
OUR MISSION: ZERO FATALITIES
Reducing teen driver crashes, injuries and deaths by increasing parental involvement.

WELCOME TO SHARE THE KEYS

Share the Keys is a 60 – 90 minute interactive orientation for parents and teens
designed to reduce teen driver crash risk by increasing parental involvement.

What Is Share the Keys

WHAT IS SHARE THE KEYS?

Share the Keys
is making a difference!

Motor vehicle crashes are the number 1 killer of teens in the U.S. Parents are the key to reducing teen crashes.

The STK program is an important parent and teen orientation program designed to reduce teen driver crash risk by increasing parental involvement.

Click “Learn More” below to see how Share the Keys can benefit your school and community!

Host Share the Keys

HOST SHARE THE KEYS

Teen driver safety
is a community issue!

Keep teen drivers safe by bringing Share the Keys to your community.

The Share the Keys program increases awareness and community involvement and is provided to schools and communities free of charge.

Click “Learn More” below to find out how the STK team will fully support you in bringing Share the Keys to your community today!

Facilitate Share the Keys

FACILITATE SHARE THE KEYS

Would you like to play a larger role in your community?

Becoming a Share the Keys facilitator is a great way to support and help your community better understand the dangers of teen driving and the various research-based strategies proven to save lives.

If you enjoy speaking to groups and are passionate about the safety of your community, click “Learn More” below to find out how to start facilitating Share the Keys today!

WHAT PEOPLE ARE SAYING ABOUT SHARE THE KEYS…

  • "Share the Keys" is one of the most comprehensive training program for parents that are about to have a new teen driver.

    Robert Clarke Traffic Safety Specialist | South Jersey Traffic Planning Organization
  • Share the Keys finds that perfect balance between teaching teens safe driving habits while reminding parents driving education doesn’t stop once you hand them the keys. The continued responsibility of educating teen drivers still rests with involved parents.

    Patrolman Craig Hoover East Brunswick Police Department
  • Share the Keys plays an important part in educating new drivers and their parents on how to be a safe driver.  It focuses on, developing proper driving practices and close parental involvement. After all, there is nothing more important than keeping our teens alive.

    Patrolman Craig Hoover East Brunswick Police Department
  • In my opinion the 'Share the Keys' program will save lives of teen drivers by educating not only teen drivers themselves, but just as importantly the parents and guardians who have the greatest impact on enforcing safe driving on a daily basis. The program emphasizes parents and guardians setting good examples for their children as well as encouraging them to have open dialogue and taking responsibility for their teenagers when they hand them a set of keys.

    Matt Wolf Phys-Ed, Driver-Ed Teacher | Middle Township High School NJ.
  • The statistics for teen crashes in New Jersey are staggering.  Share the Keys bridges the gap by imparting the serious nature of responsible driving to teens while reminding parents that driving education doesn’t stop once you hand them the keys.

    Patrolman Craig Hoover East Brunswick Police Department
  • The Share the Keys program has been incredibly successful as well as helpful to all who have attended. The feedback from the parents as well as the new drivers has been extremely positive. EVERY new driver should attend.

    Pfc. Thomas A. Di Tullio Washington Twp Police Department | School Resource Officer
  • From a teacher's perspective...Research is telling us STK is a proven winner for parents (involvement lessens crashes). STK is also an effective GDL teaching tool for new driver education teachers and law enforcement.  Parents depend on driver education teachers to be a resource for the GDL. STK provides clarity for safe teen driving behaviors.

    Maureen Nussman VP Health, NJAHPERD | NJ Teen Safe Driving Coalition
  • As a law enforcement officer instructing the Share the Keys program, I see considerable value in reaching young drivers, and their parents, as the new driver is  at the highest risk for becoming involved in a crash in the first two years of their driving experience.  The resources and supportive data provided during the 90 minute presentation, give the audience the tools they need to successfully adopt safe driving behaviors.  

    Sergeant Brian Hopely Supervisor, Traffic Safety Unit | Ocean City Police Department
  • The SHARE THE KEYS program could very well be the most IMPORTANT assembly program attended by high school students and their parents.

    Mike Sandor Supervisor of Health, Physical Education & Driver Safety | Summit High School

KEY OBJECTIVES OF SHARE THE KEYS

Being a Good Role Model

Research by CHOP, Travelers Insurance and many others found that teens mimic their parent’s driving behaviors.

 

Share the Keys examines the behaviors that have the most potential to influence teen driver safety and encourages parents to become good role models by adopting best practices through interactive exercise.

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Understanding the Graduated Driver License (GDL)

The GDL is a complex law and can be very confusing. In fact, the GDL did not even exist for most parents when they were learning to drive.

 

Share the Keys offers a simplified overview of the law and its lifesaving components and provides easy-to-use reference materials and tools.

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Increasing Practice Driving Hours

During the first 12-24 months of driving, teens are at the greatest risk for being involved in a crash.

 

Practice driving is essential in reducing crash risk for young drivers; however, for many parents, finding time to fit in practice driving can be a challenge. Share the Keys provides parents with strategies and tools to find at least one hour of practice driving per week.

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Effectively Enforcing the GDL at Home

The two GDL restrictions that have the most lifesaving potential relate to nighttime driving and passengers.

 

Share the Keys presents compelling statistics while offering examples of effective parental enforcement through interactive exercises, role play and the use of driving contracts.

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Controlling the Keys

CHOP’s research has revealed that teens who must request permission to use the car were 50% less likely to be involved in crashes when compared to teens with unrestricted access*. Drivers whose parents controlled the keys were also less likely to violate the provisions of the GDL. Share the Keys introduces this best practice and encourages parents to control the keys.

*Center for Injury Research and Prevention. (2009). Driving Through the Eyes of Teens. A Closer Look.

Philadelphia, PA: The Children’s Hospital of Philadelphia and State Farm.

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