Motor vehicle crashes are the leading cause of death for 14-18-year-olds in the US. In fact, in 2013, there were 2,614 teen (15-19-year-old) passenger vehicle drivers involved in fatal crashes and an estimated 130,000 were injured. Yet, a recent survey shows that only 25% of parents have had a serious talk with their kids about the key components of driving. Parents need to take the time to talk with their kids about the dangers of driving.
Common Driving Dangers
- Seat belts
- Extra passengers
Even if you think they don’t hear you, they do.
Remember, the “5 to Drive” – Set the Rules Before They Hit the Road
- No Cell Phones While Driving
- No Extra Passengers
- No Speeding
- No Alcohol
- No Driving Without a Seat Belt