National Teen Driver Safety Week is October 21-27, 2018
This week is a great opportunity for parents to start – and hopefully, continue – having conversations with their teens about the importance of driving safely.
Whether teens are driving a car, truck, or SUV, the rules stay the same, and they shouldn’t have the keys if they don’t know them.
The greatest dangers for teen drivers are:
• alcohol consumption,
• inconsistent or no seat belt use,
• distracted and drowsy driving,
• speeding, and
• driving with passengers in the vehicle.
Talk to teens regularly about safe driving practices and the consequences if they don’t obey the rules of the road. Get the facts about teen driving and share them with your teen. Be a good role model with your own safe driving habits.