Car crashes are the #1 cause of death among teenagers​

OK, so you’ve probably heard a million times that car crashes are the #1 killer of teens in the United States.

And you’ve probably already heard that the leading cause of crash is due to inexperience.

National Teen Driver Safety Week is October 20-26, 2019, and is a great opportunity for parents to sit down with their teen drivers and discuss the importance of driving safety. Whether teens are driving a car, truck, or SUV, and whether they’ve just earned their license or have had it for years, the rules stay the same, and they shouldn’t have the keys if they don’t know the rules. Parents, the greatest dangers for teen drivers — and the areas of focus for your conversation — are alcohol consumption, inconsistent or no seat belt use, distracted driving, speeding, and driving with passengers in the vehicle.

 

 


 

Facts

Before you begin, it is important to know the facts.  Click here to learn why this is so important

Empowered

Communication is essential  especially as you and your teen  begin this new chapter  - here are some tips

Rules

Remember the rules of the road .. and these rules are not meant to be broken.  Click here to learn more

Engage

Be involved and stay involved.  Here's some ideas on how to do that

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