If you are a teen, or parent of teen, you know that getting your driver’s licence in a big deal. What teens don’t know if they aren’t prepared and get distracted, there can be serious consequences and even death from car accidents. Texting and driving is at the top for teen accidents. There are tips to keep you or loved one safe when starting to drive.
- Teen drivers are three times more likely to be involved in an accident than drivers over the age of twenty making them a high risk.
- To turn your teen into a responsible driver consider driver’s education courses, a safe driving contract, and apps that not only monitor their driving but stop calls and texts while driving.
- Teens should know the rules of the road, the risk of impaired driving, what to do when they get pulled over or get into an accident.
“Consider the facts: Over a quarter of a million teenage drivers were rushed to the ER due to car accidents in 2010, and nearly one out of every one hundred of them died due to their injuries.”