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Delaware Office of Highway Safety

Crossing the Line is a public safety video regarding Teen Driver Safety. This project was funded by the Delaware Office of Highway Safety and features Delaware teens and their families, members of law enforcement, State of Delaware staff, and others. Thank you to everyone who helped to create this informative video that will help demonstrate the importance of Teen Driver Safety.

The leading cause of teen deaths is vehicle crashes—and the biggest cause of these crashes is driver inexperience. Parents who spend more time on the road with their teen drivers will help them gain valuable skills, which will help keep them—and others—safe.

GDL Parent Orientation Program

Driving Laws

Delaware’s driving laws help our young drivers stay safe.

  • There are more than 36,000 licensed teen drivers in Delaware.

  • More than 3,600 of Delaware’s teen drivers have been involved in a car crash.

  • Serious-injury crashes have increased 7 percent among teen drivers.

  • Thankfully, fatalities of teen drivers have decreased by 50 percent.

Technology Resources for Parents to Monitor Teen Drivers

According to the U.S. Center for Disease Control and Prevention, motor vehicle crashes are the leading cause of death for teens in the United States. Based on miles driven, teen drivers are three times as likely to be in fatal crashes as drivers age 20 and older. This list of technology resources was developed by the Michigan Drivers Age 24 and Younger Action Team for parents to help them monitor their teen’s driving with the goal of decreasing teen traffic fatalitites and serious injuries.

Resource What it does $$$ Device(s) required
AT&T DriveMode Sends automatic “out of office” replies to texts and emails and sends incoming calls to voicemail when the vehicle is moving. Free for AT&T Customers Downloadable app for Android or iPhone in Google Play, BlackBerry App World, and AT&T AppCenter. Not available for non-smart phones.
Canary Receive notifications in real-time when your child is engaging in risky driving behavior. Free iPhones and Androids (must be a smart phone)
CarChip® Pro All-in-one engine performance and driving monitor installed in a vehicle. $99.00 Data is downloaded to a PC; no app for smartphones available
Cellcontrol Device blocks use of cell phone functions while car is in motion. Tex/email alert sent if device is deactivated, misused, or removed. Free App. $129 to purchase device. Device inserted under dashboard. App for smart phones used to read data from device in vehicle.
DriveCam Video event recorder in the car that sends a 12-second clip of what the driver was seeing, hearing, and doing when it senses risky driving. $49.99/month Alerts are emailed and videos are watched in an online account. Must have PC or smartphone with Internet access; no App available Pro Texts and emails are read aloud; App automatically responds without touching a button. $9.99 Can purchase for smartphone in Google Play
KyrusFeel Application Disables texting/apps on mobile devices when vehicle is moving. Specific settings configured based on company policy. Free App. Must purchase devices. Compatible with phones running Android 2.2 or newer, Blackberry 5.x and newer, Apple iOS 5.0 and newer, and Flip and Feature phones running Java or BREW.