Have a new driver in the house? GEICO can help get them on the right road to safe driving

WASHINGTON, D.C., Dec. 31, 2014 – Teaching a teen to drive for the first time can seem daunting for parents, but GEICO is here to minimize that trepidation. GEICO's website, GEICOTeenDriving.com, provides a wealth of information for both parents and teens that can help mold safe driving habits from day one.

The GEICO site is a one-stop safety destination with tips on how to have a safe trip to school, prepare for the first six months of solo driving (the most challenging time) and details about the dangers of impaired and distracted driving.

Among the site's highlights:

  • At the auto safety library, GEICO brochures and handouts are available in print format for free and are also downloadable.
  • GEICO's Parent-Teen Driving Contract makes safe driving important for the whole family. Not only does the contract hold teens accountable for their driving, but parents are also accountable to their teens.
  • New drivers who want to further test their road safety knowledge also can take a quiz to see how much they know about the latest car crash statistics.
  • Check out GEICOTeenDriving.com's video series for a firsthand look at how decisions behind the wheel can impact safety for drivers and passengers. Some videos, like "Second Chances", were written, directed and produced by teens to raise awareness about distracted driving, one of the biggest safety risks for new drivers. In fact, 10 percent of those involved in fatal crashes less than age 20 reported being distracted at the time of the accident reports the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration. Teens have the largest proportion of distracted drivers out of any age group.

Visit GEICOTeenDriving.com for more educational tips and ways to help become a safer driver.

GEICO (Government Employees Insurance Company) is a member of the Berkshire Hathaway family of companies and is the second-largest private passenger auto insurance company in the United States. GEICO, which was founded in 1936, provides millions of auto insurance quotes to U.S. drivers annually. The company is pleased to serve more than 14 million private passenger customers and insures more than 23 million vehicles (auto & cycle).

Using GEICO's online service center, policyholders can purchase policies, make policy changes, report claims and print insurance ID cards. Policyholders can also connect to GEICO through the GEICO App, reach a representative over the phone or visit a GEICO local agent.

GEICO also provides insurance quotes on motorcycles, all-terrain vehicles (ATVs), boats, travel trailers and motorhomes (RVs). Coverage for life, homes and apartments is written by non-affiliated insurance companies and is secured through the GEICO Insurance Agency. Commercial auto insurance and personal umbrella protection are also available.

For more information, go to www.geico.com.