This week is National Teen Driver Safety Week and it is very important for parents to have serious talks with their teens about the dangers of distracted driving. Remember also, that our kids start learning driving habits from us as soon as we start driving them in our cars. What we do as parents is often times more influential than what we say to our kids. Motor vehicle crashes are the leading cause of death for 14-18 year olds in the US. Texting and driving is the number one killer in teenage drivers. These “5 to Drive” rules address the greatest dangers for teen drivers:
- No drinking and driving!
- Buckle up. Front seat and back.
- Put the phone down. Texting and driving is the number one killer for teens.
- Stop speeding before it stops you.
- No more than one passenger at any time.
It is very important that parents let teenagers know the great responsibility of driving a motor vehicle and making sure they are safe at all times while behind the wheel. Please click here for a Fact Sheet/Talking Points from National Highway Traffic Safety Administration.