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Tips for teaching your teen to drive

Posted at 1:41 PM, Oct 01, 2020
and last updated 2020-10-01 15:41:08-04

Teaching teens to drive can be a nightmare for parents.

The National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA) reports, “Novice teen drivers are twice as likely as adult drivers to be in a fatal crash.”

There are two big reasons why those numbers are so high: immaturity and inexperience. NHTS says both factors lead to high-risk behavior behind the wheel like driving late at night, drinking and driving, and distracted driving from phones and other passengers.

So what can parents do to help minimize the distractions teen drivers face?

First of all, be a good example! It’s one thing to tell your teen to never drink and drive, to keep their hands off their phones while driving but you must practice what you preach.

Also parents need to enforce an absolutely no texting while driving rule as well as a "you have to wait 6 months before you can have any friends in your car with you" rule.

Regardless of how safe we drive, accidents can still happen due to the negligence of other drivers. If you or a loved one has been injured in a car accident, get in touch with the experienced attorneys of Craig Swapp & Associates.

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