What is the Parents' Role in Keeping Young Drivers Safe?
Teen driving crashes are the leading cause of death for our nation's youth. As parents, you need to make driving safety a top priority. Devote at least 50 hours of practice driving with your teen. If you can't give that much time, enlist the help of a trusted adult. Your child is safest during the parent-supervised learning period and least safe the first six months of driving independently. Continued parental monitoring is critical. Click on the link below for more information on parental roles in teen driving.
What are some facts about teen driving risks?
Motor vehicle crashes are the leading cause of death for U.S. teens.1 In 2010, seven teens ages 16 to 19 died every day from motor vehicle injuries. Per mile driven, teen drivers ages 16 to 19 are three times more likely than drivers aged 20 and older to be in a fatal crash