The fact is, more than 2, teens lost their lives in car crashes in The main cause? Driver inexperience. Parents Are the Key, a campaign from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention CDC , helps parents, pediatricians, and communities keep teen drivers safe on the road. Parents can make a difference.
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Parents Are The Key to Safe Teen Drivers
This article was written by Christine Norris. Parents play a crucial role in teen driver safety. Teens who say their parents set rules and pay attention to their activities in a helpful, supportive way are half as likely to be in a crash. The greatest chance of crashing for teens occurs during the first six to 12 months after receiving a license. Consider these tips for keeping teen drivers safe. Preparing teens to be safe drivers can be life-saving.
Driving around L. Does a year-old boy, whose navigation skills are limited to the internet, have the judgment, attention span and ability to process a dozen different inputs simultaneously necessary to avoid an accident? If I could make the rules, no one under 20 would be behind the wheel of a motor vehicle without an experienced licensed adult in the passenger seat. Even compared to year-olds, the brain of a year-old is more mature and less likely to succumb to risk-taking. Although the number of teenagers killed in motor vehicle crashes has dropped by almost 50 percent in the last decade, crashes remain the leading cause of adolescent death and injury in the United States.
New motorists cause a large number of distracted driving accidents. Distracted driving causes almost 60 percent of crashes involving teen drivers. Kids can be observant little sponges; even the youngest minds can grasp the concept of good driving behavior. Be a role model for how you want your child to behave when he or she is driving.