I’ve done things I wouldn’t want my daughter to do – but when it came to driving I didn’t want to be one of those “Do as I say, NOT as I do” parents.
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.
Learning how to drive a car from an instructor is a good start but parents must provide additional practice if their teen is to learn to drive safely.
Teens start learning how to drive a car by watching their parents for examples on how it’s done. If teens are to learn to drive safely parents must do it first.
Safe Kids USA & GM launches Countdown2Drive, for teens ages 13-14 and parents to provide safe driving knowledge before teens are of age to start driving a car.
Toyota and Discovery Education announces the launch of a new program that promotes safety when driving a car for teens who are learning how to drive a car.
The CDC find parents are key for teens learning how to drive a car. Parental guidance when teens learn to drive is a factor in teen safety when driving a car.