Rules for the Road - Teen Driver Safety Week
This week is a great opportunity for parents to start – and hopefully, continue – having conversations with their teens about the importance of driving safely. Motor vehicle crashes are the leading cause of death for teens (15-18 years) in the United States, ahead of all other types of injury, disease or violence. The greatest dangers for teen drivers are:
• alcohol consumption,
• inconsistent or no seat belt use,
• distracted and drowsy driving,
• speeding, and
• driving with passengers in the vehicle.
Parents can be the biggest influencers on teen’s choice behind the wheel if they take the time to talk with their teens about some of the biggest driving risks. Get the facts about teen driving and share them with your teen. Be a good role model with your own safe driving habits.