Teen Driving

      There are adults in today’s society that see teens as a danger on roads, but also others may argue that teen drivers can learn to be more responsible with not only themselves but the people around them too. Driving has become almost a “must” to get around from one place to another without having the need to be in a rush or even being in a scenario where you missed the bus, which may turn out to be a very unpleasant situation.

      Due to some facts on teens being allowed on the road, there has been a high rate of 16-24 year old teen drivers that have experienced more collisions than older drivers. More of these collisions/injuries are based on inexperienced driving, driving with teen passengers, nighttime driving, not wearing seat belts, distracted driving, or drinking and driving. It has been proven that every year, approximately 4,000 teens lose their lives in automobile accidents.

      But, not everything on teen driving has to be negative. Some teens also learn to have more in control of themselves, their surroundings, and of course their punctuality. Once teens receive their drivers’ license, they start to acknowledge reality. They face the fact that taking care of their record is something that they should always keep clean, which tend to make their driving better in a way. Many teenagers also at least at some point have struggled with transportation, whether it’s been getting o school, appointments, events, etc. Well now giving teens the privilege to transport themselves to their destination and be more punctual without having to struggle that they are late. I can be positive that almost everyone has experienced this at some point in their life.

     And to all you parents of teen drivers, set a good example. You might not realize it but your teens adapt to your driving and be more involved into your teens driving.

 Tips for Teen Drivers:

  • Avoid distractions, like text messages, phone calls, etc.
  • Limit the teen passengers in the vehicle until experienced has been gained
  • Nighttime driving should have a time curfew
  • Avoid speeding
  • Use a seatbelt
  • Keep distance to the vehicles around you
  • Be aware of your surroundings
  • NEVER drink and drive
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