When it comes to teens, motor vehicles are as dangerous as deadly weapons. According to the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration,motor vehicle crashes are the leading cause of death for 14-18 year olds in the United States. Unfortunately, however, far too many parents fail to take the time to talk with their teens about the many dangers of driving. October 18-24 is National Teen Driver Safety Week. In honor of this important week, we encourage you toteach your teens about safe driving.
Most teens view driving a car or truck as a path to freedom. Finally, they are able to go where they want to go without having to rely on others for rides. Unfortunately, this luxury comes with significant dangers. The biggest risks facing teen drivers when they get behind the wheel include the following:
National Teen Driver Safety Week falls during a month that presents its own unique risks. As we all know, October means Halloween, a fun and exciting holiday enjoyed by all. Unfortunately, however, this holiday can also add to the danger when it comes to teens and car accidents. Help your teen avoid a crash by sharing the following important tips:
Enjoy the beautiful fall this October, but help keep your teen safe by communicating about the importance of safe driving. We encourage you to share a link to this article on Facebook and Twitter today!