What Teen Drivers Need to Worry About
Teenage drivers safety tips and
Teenagers are often eager and excited to learn how to drive because this skill
usually gives them new independence. Although learning to drive is a rite of passage, teens must also learn about
the dangers involved with driving and the responsibilities that go with this privilege. Car crashes are the top
cause of death among teenagers in the United States.
In fact, the fatality rate for teen accidents is highest for 16- and 17-year-olds
during the first six months after acquiring a driver's license. Safe driving skills must be an integral part of
every teenager's driving curriculum. After a teen passes the road test, parents must continue to supervise driving,
and they should insist on teens driving in a safe and responsible manner.
supervise their teen drivers until they develop good
driving skills and act responsibly behind the wheel.
Parental influence in teen
Parental influence can play a key role in the overall safety and responsibility of
teen drivers. Approximately 66 percent of teenagers report that they care about parental opinions regarding use of
cell phones while driving. More than 50 percent of all teens receive some driving instruction from
Because teenagers have the lowest usage rates for seat belts, parents can have a
positive influence with teenagers regarding the use of seat belts. Nearly two out of every three teenagers killed
in automotive accidents was unrestrained. Substance abuse while driving is another danger for teenagers. Teens are
less likely than adults to drive while intoxicated. However, when they do drive under the influence, they have a
higher risk of accidents due to their lack of driving experience.
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