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Teen Driver Safety Information Every Parent Should Consider

November 14, 2014 Hastings and Hastings

Teen Driver Safety Information Every Parent Should Consider

Most experts would agree the most dangerous time for youths are the teen years. Automobile accidents are actually one of the leading causes of death for teens in the United States. The good news is that teen related automobile accidents which result in serious injuries and loss-of-life events are preventable. Parents can play a major role in helping to ensure that teens are not involved in automobile accidents.

Being A Good Example For Teen Drivers

Much research that has been conducted by insurance companies and a host of other agencies indicates that young drivers are at a much greater risk of being involved in an automobile accident, (especially up until at least the age of 25.) Most importantly, teens tend to learn good habits as well as bad habits (when it comes to driving) from their parents. Parents can be a major influence on how safe teens become when they drive. Being a good example for teen drivers is one of the first and most important steps in ensuring teens stay safe when operating a motor vehicle.

A Group Of Teens Becomes Involved In A Serious Automobile Accident

Another major concern when it comes to teen safety while operating an automobile is that of driving while impaired. Parents should take the time to talk with teens at length about the importance of never driving while impaired. Equally important is imparting on teens the necessity of never riding in a vehicle with someone who is impaired. This is a common scenario where a group of teens become involved in a serious automobile accident that results in catastrophic injuries or loss of life.

Distracted Driving

By parents teaching teens to exercise good judgment with regard to riding in a vehicle where the driver is impaired, the chances of there being a catastrophic accident are greatly reduced. Another important statistic has shown that when there are more than three teens riding in a vehicle the crash risk greatly increases. A party atmosphere or an atmosphere that promotes distraction can easily result in a serious automobile accident. Finally, teens should be taught to never text, talk on a cell phone or eat while driving an automobile. Distracted driving and sleepy driving result in a large number of accidents every year. Contact Hastings & Hastings for a Phoenix discount personal injury attorney today.