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.
You may not want your teen to learn to drive until they’re 25! But f you delay teaching how to drive a car you’ll lose most of your impact as coach and monitor.
When teens learn to drive some think it’s cool not wearing seatbelts. But 1 in 10 teens who learn to drive this year will have a potentially fatal crash.
In the first year of driving teens have the greatest risk of crashing. Making a habit of wearing a seatbelt as you learn to drive may save you in a crash.