Teens aged 16 to 19 are involved in fatal car crashes at three times the rate of those over 20. Immaturity and inexperience are the prime reasons. Understanding the causes of collisions involving teenagers can help parents teach their kids good driving habits and skills.
Nearly 80 percent of crashes and 65 percent of near-crashes involved some form of driver inattention within three seconds before the event
If you drive, it’s your responsibility to stay sober and get all your passengers home safely.
You need two hands on the wheel. Eating and drinking are distractions that take your mind off driving and at least one hand off the wheel.
Teens learning how to drive a car have grown up with cell phones. Parents must use their authority to have their teen learn to drive without a cell phone.