Remember the good old days when you could be carefree, young and a brand new 16 years old? Finally turning old enough to have your own car seems like it’s the life, but driving as a teen has a huge amount of responsibility.
Chances are that parents have heard the stories, seen the statistics and maybe even firsthand witnessed teen driving incidents. Well, that’s because traffic crashes are the leading cause of death for teenagers in America. Crazy story, teens are actually participants of 3 times as many accidents that end in fatalities as all other drivers – Yikes!
Every year, the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA) reports that more than 5,000 teens are killed in vehicle crashes. Now, we’re not saying that these stats should keep your kids inside and immobile forever, but set some rules that constantly remind them of safe driving. Whether you’re a new driver or a pro, these tips should keep you safe on the roads.