08 Mar 6 Things to Discuss with Your Teen Driver Before He Gets Behind the Wheel (Part 3)
Concluding 6 Things to Discuss with Your Teen Driver Before They Gets Behind the Wheel, the following are three more issues to talk to your teenager about to make sure that (s)he is aware of how important it is to drive safely and responsibly.
Topic 4: Always wear your seat belt
While this may seem like an obvious tip, the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA) reports that more than 50 percent of teenagers who are killed in fatal motor vehicle accidents were unrestrained at the time of the accident. What’s possibly more shocking is the fact that some of these deaths may have been prevented if the teens had been wearing their seat belts (as it may have prevented them from being thrown from vehicles and sustaining fatal injuries). So, the point is always buckle up!
Topic 5: Don’t become a taxi – avoid driving extra passengers
Teen drivers who have less experience than other motorists are far more easily distracted than experienced drivers, and other passengers in the car (especially if they are other teenagers) can be hugely distracting, if not outright dangerous. In fact, according to the NHTSA, a teen driver is about 2.5 times more likely to drive recklessly and not focus on the task of driving when he has even one other teenage passenger in his vehicle. When multiple teen passengers ride with a teen driver, the risk increases threefold.
In all fatal traffic accidents that involve teen drivers, about 12 percent are caused by distracted driving. Therefore, teens should set themselves up for success and safety by not carting around their friends.
Topic 6: Always drive defensively
One good habit that all teen drivers should start honing is defensive driving. The fact is that you can never know how focused, sober or experienced other drivers on the road are, so driving defensively and being alert is the best way that teens (and any driver) can reduce their chances of getting into an accident.
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