The “driving talk” is as important as the “sex talk” and the “drugs talk.”
When parents and teens agree on driving restriction and rules and the consequences of violating those rules, teens are less likely to take risk while driving.
Why, even bright, mature teenager sometimes do things that are stupid.
It’s one reason 16 year old drivers have crash rates three times higher than 17 year olds and five times higher than 18 year olds. Car crashes injure about 300,000 teens a year. And kill nearly 6,000. Is there a way for teens to get their driving experience more safely. (Data from Allstate)
Parents have power. Though conventional wisdom says teens don’t listen, 3 out of 4 teens say their parents would be the best influence in getting them to drive more safely. When parents drive safely, their children are more likely to safe drive as well.
We can all help stop teen driving deaths.