Parents are key to a safer teen driver

By October 13, 2016News

The ninth annual National Teen Driver Safety Week (NTDSW for short) 2016 kicks off Monday, October 16 and runs through Sunday, October 22, 2016. This full week is designated by Congress each year to raise awareness of teen driver safety topics and to encourage safe teen driver and passenger behavior.

Motor vehicle crashes are the leading cause of death for 15 to 19 year-olds in the United States. A recent study released by AAA and reported by CBS This Morning.

“The number of teenagers involved in deadly car crashes is rising for the first time in nearly a decade. New data from federal regulators reveal a 10-percent increase last year in teen driving deaths. Teens are more than one-and-a-half times more likely than adults to be involved in a deadly crash.”

Scare tactics and using tracking-type devices alone aren’t the answer. Research shows that teens understand they are vulnerable and are well aware of many risks. Instead of battling with your teen, focus on positive actions your new teen driver can take to drive safe and the importance of keeping their passengers safe can be a more powerful message for teens.

During NTDSW, we are asking parents, grandparents and/or loved ones to take action to help prevent teen driver crashes and promote safer driving habits – learn how you can make a difference today with DriveBetter.

Heather White

Author Heather White

Communications professional with 15+ years’ experience in the hi-tech industry interfacing with executive-level members, technical staff, sales and the valued end-client.

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