Posted by: shopannies | June 2, 2010

Summer Driving Tips for Teens

In a housefull of teens you also have a houseful of teenage drivers let alone their friends that are all driving as well. I was not aware until reading a recent report that the 120 days of summer vacation for teens is also the deadliest period of time for teenage drivers. Between 1996 and 2006 there were 12,000 teens that died behind the wheel. An average of 13 teen deaths behind the wheel a week during the summer months. This number is entirely too high to me. There are a few things that parents can do to help decrease this number and make your driver a responsible driver.

  • Set limits on teens driving. Their license is a large part of their life and should be treated with respect. Limits should be set on driving at night, weekends, an inclement weather. Teens should not be allowed to ride with drivers with less than one year of experience.
  • know the route your teen will be taking, set check in times and keep them and know where your teen plans to go at all times You should set aside time to know your teens schedule where they plan to go and what they will be doing. Not only will this help with driving and safety but also just being aware of what your teen is doing

Safety should be at the top of every drivers mind whether they are teens or not. Be safe out there on the road and take it easy

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