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Teen Zone


Welcome to the Teen Zone!

As a new or soon-to-be driver, learning the rules of the road is important now more than ever. Below you’ll find tips and activities that’ll help you learn even more about road safety.


Get Smart About Road Safety 

It’s not easy driving a large truck or bus, but together there is plenty we can do to help make sure everyone stays safe on the road. Check out how you can be a safe driving expert with the tips and videos below. 

Watch Out for Wide Turns

Spot the Blind Spots

Leave Space for Stopping

Trucks and buses are much longer than cars, so they make wide turns. Don’t try to squeeze by, and stay out of their way while in the car. Truck and bus drivers can’t see what’s in their blind spots. Pass through to be seen and stay safe. Trucks are really heavy, especially when fully loaded, so they need extra time to slow down or stop. Don’t follow too close or cut them off—give them extra space. 
Learn Why To Wait Know the Blind Spots Slow Your Roll


Calling All Creative Teens 


Road Safety Art Contest


Do you want to see your artwork featured in a social media video, on our website, and in our 2022 Road Safety Calendar? Submit your videos, digital posters, photos or illustrations to our annual Road Safety Art Contest to help raise awareness about sharing the road safely.

Enter the contest by filling out the form and attaching your work. Contest ends June 4, 2021. Good luck!

Entry Form

Check out some sample videos from our partner, Teens in the Driver Seat, and the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA). Remember to review FMCSA’s contest rules and use the messages provided to make sure your artwork fits within this year’s guidelines.

Animated Video Sample Live Action Video Sample Digital Poster Sample


Ways to Learn More

Driving around large trucks and buses doesn’t have to be intimidating. Check out these activities for smart ways to help keep you, your passengers, and others on the road safe. 

Respect the Rig Video Series

Courtesy of Teens in the Driver Seat

Trucks make wider turns, which can leave a wide space to the left or right of the truck. Avoid an accident and don’t pull into this space.  All big trucks and buses have blind spots that are bigger than standard size vehicles. Know the No Zones and stay safe out there! Learn the Do’s and Don’ts for passing large trucks and buses, safely.
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“Share the Road” Video

Courtesy of American Trucking Associations (ATA)

The Share the Road Program’s goal is to provide everyone with tips for safely sharing the road with large commercial vehicles. Watch ATA’s video to learn more about road safety!

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Thank you to the Our Roads, Our Safety partners who provided activities and opportunities for teens! Learn about the Our Roads, Our Safety partnership.

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Last updated: Friday, March 19, 2021