National Teen Driver Safety Week
Motor vehicle crashes are the leading cause of death for 14-18 year olds in the US. In fact, in 2013, there were 2,614 teen (15-19 year old) passenger vehicle drivers involved in fatal crashes and an estimated 130,000 were injured. Yet, a recent survey shows that only 25% of parents have had a serious talk with their kids about the key components of driving. Parents need to take the time to talk with their kids about the many dangers of driving.
Common Driving Dangers
- Seat belts
- Extra passengers
Even if you think they don’t hear you, they do.
Remember, the “5 to Drive” – Set the Rules Before They Hit the Road.
- No Cell Phones While Driving
- No Extra Passengers
- No Speeding
- No Alcohol
- No Driving Without a Seat Belt