5 Teenage Driving Safety Tips

SAFETY! This is the key with teenage driving.  Making sure our teenagers are being safe on the road is something that should be taken very seriously.  Teens from 16-19 years old are 2.7 times more likely to get into an accident than all other age groups.  Having a 16 year old brother of my own I am worried about his safety and that is why I have come up with some universal tips to try and keep your teenager as safe as possible. 

1.     Try and have curfews when they drive.  Having driving curfews at night has shown to reduce accidents by 40 to 60%.

2.     Hang up the Phone! Drivers talking on the phone are 4 times more likely to get in an accident.

3.     Practice, practice, practice.  The more familiar they can get in certain situations the better.

4.     Buckle up!  Wearing a seatbelt lowers the risk of serious injury by 60%.

5.     Awareness. Making sure that they know not only to watch how they are driving but what everyone else is doing around them.

All teenagers are going to make mistakes.  It's important though for us as parents and family members to do as much as we can to try and limit these mistakes and keep them out of harm’s way as much as possible.  Hopefully these tips can be a reminder of some things to remind them every day.

Written by, 

Chad Hardin

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