All teen drivers are at higher risk because they lack driving experience and judgment that only come with time and driving.

Managing the vehicle is only the beginning of learning to drive – decision making and judgment come with experience over time.

Teens with their own vehicles are at greater risk because they drive more and have fewer restrictions placed on them.

Even “responsible” friends in the car can be distracting. Crash risks are nearly doubled with one passenger – and go up further with each extra passenger.

All young passengers are potentially distracting and at risk with a new driver – siblings are not safer.

The GDL program is good, but is just a MINIMUM. Strict parent-imposed driving restrictions that go beyond the laws, increase teen safety.

Nearly all parents DO set limits, and teens expect limits. The stronger the limits, the better the safety outcomes.

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Why am I being asked for this information?

To use the interactive parent-teen agreement you must create a username and password. This will allow you to save your agreement and return to it in the future. The items that are required are needed to use the interactive agreement.

Telling us how you heard about the website will help us make it available to more parents.

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Last modified July 1, 2011

The Checkpoints Program was developed by Dr. Bruce Simons-Morton of they National Institute of Child Health and Human Development, an agency of the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services.

This website ( was created as part of a research study funded by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention’s National Center for Injury Prevention and Control as a way to give parents free, online access to the Checkpoints Program.

We believe that your personal information belongs to you. We have included some questions on the Registration page asking for information about you and how you learned about this website. This information is an important part of the research study and will help us evaluate how to make this website available to a wide audience of parents. The information will not be rented or sold to third parties. It will not be used in any way to attempt to sell you goods or services of any kind. It will be kept completely confidential.

Important data for this research study will be collected when you visit the website, including standard information that your browser sends to every website you visit, such as your Internet Protocol address, your browser type and capabilities and language, your operating system, the date and time you access the website, and the website from which you linked to our website, as well as your activity on the website. This information will help us improve the quality of the information provided to parents on the website and make access to the website easier. The information will not be rented or sold to third parties. It will not be used in any way to attempt to sell you goods or services of any kind. It will be kept completely confidential.

If you choose to receive email reminders from us to add new Checkpoints to your Parent-Teen Driving Agreement, but later wish to stop receiving such communications, you may do so at any time by simply sending us a message asking that we delete your email address from the email list.

Username And Password

When you register on the website to receive access to the Interactive Parent-Teen Driving Agreement you will be asked to choose a password for your account, in which case your online account information shall be protected by your password. We recommend that you use a username and password that will be easy for you to remember but that does not reveal any personal information about yourself; avoid using your name or other words in your username or password that reveal your identity (see below for more tips from We recommend that you do not disclose your password to any other person. You are responsible for maintaining the confidentiality of your password and account, and are fully responsible for all activities that occur under your password or account.

Tips for creating a confidential username and password (Source:

  • Don't use personal information, common names, Social Security Numbers, phone numbers, driver's license numbers, license plate numbers, brands of cars, employer, addresses, birth date, anniversary date, or street names.
  • Don't use the local computer name in your password.
  • Tip: Make up a sentence and use the first letter of each word, plus a couple digits and/or punctuation marks at the beginning, middle, and/or end. Make sure these letter don't spell a dictionary word. (e.g., "Tennis anyone?" converts to a useful password: "!10Sne1?")
  • Tip: Intentionally misspell a word and add digits and/or punctuation marks to the beginning, middle, and/or end. (e.g., "freeway" becomes "5friwey?")
  • Tip: Swap numbers for letters and letters for numbers.

Email Addresses

When you register on the website you will be asked to provide an email address so you can receive an automated email reminder on the date you establish to review your Parent-Teen Driving Agreement. We recommend that you use an email address that does not include your full name or other information that can reveal your identity. Several free email services (,, are available where you can open a new email account and create an anonymous email address for that account.

Links To Other Sites

The Resources page of this website contains links to the websites of other agencies and organizations that provide information about teen driving. Please be aware that this website is not responsible for the privacy practices of other websites. If you submit any personal information to another website after clicking on a link from, you are not submitting that information to and has no control over the collection and/or disclosure of that submitted information. We encourage our users to be aware when they leave our site and to familiarize themselves with the privacy statements of every website that collects personal information.

Children's Privacy

We do not seek or knowingly collect any personal information about children under 18 years of age. If we become aware that we have unknowingly collected personal information from a child under the age of 18, we will make reasonable efforts to delete such information from our database.

Governing Law; Visitors Residing Outside The United States

This Privacy Policy and the privacy practices of will be subject exclusively to the laws of the State of Michigan within the United States of America, without regard to its conflict of law principles. We make no representation that this Privacy Policy and such practices comply with the laws of any other country. Visitors who use the website and reside outside the United States do so on their own initiative and are responsible for compliance with local laws, if and to the extent local laws are applicable. If you reside outside of the United States, by using our website, you consent to the transfer and use of your information outside your country. Without limiting the foregoing, by providing any personal information to, all website visitors, including, without limitation, website visitors in the member states of the European Union, fully understand and unambiguously consent to this Privacy Policy and to the collection, storage, and processing of such information in the United States of America.

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