Teen Safe Driving

Car crashes are the #1 cause of death among teenagers - DCH Auto Group's new and used car dealerships are working to change that.

Car crashes-the #1 killer of teens-take about 3,000 young lives every year. That's 8 teen deaths each day that can be prevented. DCH Auto Group's new and used car dealerships are working to change that.

DCH Auto Group's dealerships are committed to helping young drivers stay safe. That’s why we formed the DCH Teen Safe Driving Foundation, a 501 (c)(3) non-profit charitable organization dedicated to reducing the number of deaths and injuries resulting from teen related auto crashes by promoting safe driving through greater awareness, education, and advocacy directed to teens and their parents.

Our approach is to educate teens about smart decisions and safe driving and provide parents with the tools they need to set the standards with their teenage drivers. DCH Auto Group believes in doing more than selling new and pre-owned cars, and we've made this program a priority.

Through our support of local high school chapters of Students Against Destructive Decisions (SADD), and our involvement with organizations such as the National Organizations for Youth Safety (NOYS) and the National Safety Council on Teen Driving, DCH employees work with students to raise awareness among their peers about the need to make smart decisions. In working with these organizations, we focus on distracted driving, the importance of the graduated driver license (GDL), and the significance of parents playing an active part in their child's driver education. DCH dealerships sponsor events, activities and opportunities for learning with the ultimate goal of reducing crash related tragedies.

Be sure to check out the latest public service announcement (PSA) campaign brought to you by the DCH Teen Safe Driving Foundation. The PSA video, created by D3 2014 winner Chelsea, aims to remind parents to set a good example for their children and young drivers by not texting while driving. Chelsea’s PSA recounts a promise made to her as an infant: that her father would always protect her. The story ends when the daughter, now a teen, sees her dad texting while driving and asks the question, "why don't you protect me anymore?"