Car accidents are the number one killer of teens, which takes about 3,000 young lives each year or 8 lives each day.
As a parent, you should set a good example for safe driving and give them the proper practice and experience they need to become a safe driver. Get involved with your teen’s driving and learn about the most dangerous driving situations for your young driver – and how to avoid them.
- As a parent, you have the greatest influence over your teen’s behavior. Set a good example. Never drive recklessly, under the influence or in a distracted state.
- Talk with your teen about safe driving techniques and take a course together.
- Practice driving as often as you can with your teen. The more experience he or she has, the safer they will drive.
- Discuss the rules of the road with your teen. Teach them never to text/talk on the phone while driving or drink and drive. Teach them to always wear a seatbelt and obey all laws. Make sure they know the consequences for breaking these rules.
Parents are the primary influence on their teens. Let’s keep our children and our roads safe. Set a good example and make sure you teach them the rules of road and the consequences involved if they break these rules.
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