BE A GREAT EXAMPLE TO YOUR NEW DRIVER
Here are some facts about teenage driving as a parent you should know.
Car crashes- the #1 killer of teens- take about 3,000 young lives every year. that's up to eight teen deaths a day that can be prevented. New drivers- even straight A students and "good kids" - are more likely to be involved in a fatal crash, mostly due to driver inexperience. It's a fact. The good news is that you make a difference by getting involved with your teen's driving. Here's how:
Fact: Proven Steps to Save Lives
Practice as often as you can with your teen. The more experience he or she has behind the wheel, the safer they'll drive. Make sure your new driver and their passengers always wear seat belts. Prohibit driving when crashes are more likely to occur-
· At night
· When other teens are in the car.
· In bad weather
Be sure to learn and enforce your state's teen driving laws. You can find them at www.cdc.gov/parentsarethekey .
Fact: Parents Must Lead by Example
Don't wait until your teen is old enough to drive to start modeling good driving behaviors. If you talk on the phone, text, speed, or drive without a seat belt, so might your teens.
Fact: Parents Need Information
Share your rules of the road with parents of other teens. Tell the parents of your teen's friends about "Parents are the Key", because of working together helps saves lives. Take the next step by showing your support and sharing information of Facebook and Twitter.