Welcome to Parents & Teens Behind the Wheel

Broadcast Schedule

  • Teens: Behind the Wheel, Town Meeting
  • Premiere - Tuesday, April 15 at 8 p.m.
  • Saturday, May 3 at 11:30 a.m.
  • Sunday, May 4 at 6 p.m.
  • Parents & Teens: Behind the Wheel
  • Premiere - May 27 at 9 p.m.

We’ve all heard that automobile crashes are one of the leading causes of death among teenagers, but what we didn’t know was what actually happens when teens climb behind the wheel, or how their parents influence their driving behaviors – good and bad. That is, until now.

Parents & Teens: Behind the Wheel is an initiative that began with the Emmy Award-winning, nationally recognized Teens: Behind the Wheel. The initiative also features two new programs: Teens: Behind the Wheel, Town Meeting and Parents & Teens: Behind the Wheel.

Teens: Behind the Wheel is a groundbreaking look at what really happens when teens climb behind the wheel. The documentary was featured on Good Morning America, Dateline NBC and in the New York Times. Producer/writer/director Jennifer Boyd placed palm-sized video cameras in newly licensed teens’ cars for six months. The results shocked the nation.

And the cameras didn’t turn off when parents drove the vehicles. From these brief glimpses into parental driving, experts were able to identify connections between driving styles. As a result, Boyd, along with co-producers Catherine Sager and Cathy Jackman, created a new, eye-opening documentary, Parents & Teens: Behind the Wheel, to examine the influence parents have on their teens’ driving habits. The result is an unbiased and truthful picture of how we all hit the road.

The Parents & Teens: Behind the Wheel programs are a must-see for teens, parents, and anyone who drives.




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