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Title: Reality Check: Young Driver & Parent Education Program
Date: Saturday, March 29, 2014    Add to Calendar
Time: 10:30 AM - 1:00 PM
Address: Inova Fairfax Hospital
3300 Gallows Road
Falls Church, VA 22042
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Contact Name: Linda Watkins
Contact Phone: (703) 776-3259
Contact Email:

Reality Check: Young Driver & Parent Education Program


Reality Check is a unique program developed by the Inova Regional Trauma Center that promotes safety and education for young drivers and their parents. Each year in our community, approximately 10,000 public high school students take some form of drivers' education. In its safe driver, injury prevention program, Reality Check targets young drivers to reduce teenage driving under the influence (DUI), distracted, and reckless driving, while helping their parents learn to be good mentors and driving coaches.

Student Program

  • Educational Program w/slide presentation by a Level 1 Trauma Surgeon
  • Trauma Unit Visit and witnessing of a mock resuscitation of a trauma victim
  • EMS Unit Visit with tour of an ambulance unit and Q&A session with fire/rescue personnel.
  • Survivor Presentation – teen crash survivors share their experience

Parent Program (held concurrently with the student program)

  • How to be effective role models to your teen drivers

  • How to coach and teach your teen drivers
  • How to talk to your teen about decision making, alcohol, and other difficult subjects
  • How to implement a parent-teen driving safety contract

Reality Check Informational Flyer PDF


For more information or to register for the Reality Check program, call 703-776-3259 or e-mail Course fee is $35 (includes one teen and two parents/ guardians). Fee discounts or waivers are available based on limited income guidelines.