Get Road Ready & Stay Safe

  • Adolescent Brain

    Neuroscientists understand adolescence as approximately ages 13 to 24. Your brain does not fully mature until your early twenties. As scientists say, your brain "gets the gas before the brakes" which puts you at risk on the road.

  • Risk-Taking

    Experts believe that your brain is primed to venture forth, explore, seek adventure and take risks during adolescence. Unfortunately, evolution did not anticipate cars and so this natural risk-taking within you puts you in danger while driving.

  • Risk Management

    Learn about your developing brain and ways to manage the risks it wants to take. You can't change evolution and endocrinology, but you can shift the context to keep yourself, your friends and everyone safe until your brains have fully matured.

Course Designer & Teacher

Writer & Educator

Dr. Jennifer Fraser

With a PhD from the University of Toronto in Comparative Literature, Jennifer is an award-winning educator who has taught for twenty years at the university, college and high-school level and also worked with young adults as they are launching their careers. A published author of books & articles, Jennifer believes teens & young adults, teachers, coaches and all who work with young people deserve the most up-to-date information and knowledge, especially when it comes to their well-being and safety. For more, see


  • 1

    Lesson 1: Neuroscientific Insight into Adolescent Brains

    • Your Developing Brain Puts You at Risk on the Road

    • Your Developing Brain Video Part 1

    • Your Developing Brain Video Part 2

  • 2

    Lesson 2: Knowing about the Risk is Not Enough to Keep You Safe

    • Cold and Hot Cognition

    • Cold and Hot Cognition Video 1

    • Cold and Hot Cognition Video 2

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    • Resources for Further Reading

Want to take charge of your developing brain?

Learn about how your brain impacts your safety while driving and protect yourself!