The safety of you and your passengers is very important. Protect yourself and others with these safety tips.
In 2016 alone, 3,450 people were killed by distracted driving. Distracted driving is any activity that diverts attention from driving, including talking or texting on your phone, eating and drinking, talking to people in your vehicle, fiddling with the stereo, entertainment or navigation system - anything that takes your attention away from the task of safe driving.
It can be scary to watch your teen pull out of your driveway for the first time, heading out for their first adventure all alone! Motor vehicle crashes are the leading cause of death among teens, and National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA) research tells us that immaturity and inexperience are primary factors contributing to these deadly crashes. But you can take steps to keep them as safe as possible.
Choose a safe vehicle for your teen.
Source: Insurance Information Institute
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Many parents have found that a Parent-Teen Driving Contract is a valuable tool in helping teens to understand the responsibilities that come along with the privilege of driving. Contracts can address areas such as car care, safety rules, curfews, responsibilities, and consequences. Consult these links for help creating a contract designed for you and your teen:
Additional resources for information on teen driving:
Vehicle safety ratings evaluate two aspects of safety: crashworthiness (how well a vehicle protects its occupants in a crash) and crash avoidance and mitigation (technology that can prevent a crash or lessen its severity).Learn more from the IIHS
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