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Every parent is nervous when they hand over the keys to a new teenage driver. Parents know that teenage drivers are inexperienced and do not always appreciate risks as well as adults. Teens may engage in risky behaviors behind the wheel—and not know what to do when they start to lose control of a car.
… National Teen Driver Safety Week was held from October 15 – 21 last year. Teens record a higher than average number of accidents and the awareness week was held to alert them to the risks. Some of the initiatives included boosting seat belt use among teens. Studies repeatedly show seat belt use among teens is lower than older age groups…
…Parents of teen drivers often experience stress and angst – How safe is my teen on the road? Is my teen driving responsibly? The worry is justified. Automobile accidents are one of the leading causes of teenage deaths. There has been an increase in efforts from the government as well as automobile manufacturers to reduce the number of teen deaths…
… stress the importance of wearing a seatbelt at all times as it can significantly reduce the chances of getting injured or killed in a car accident. Distracted Driving The 2015 AAA Foundation study involving 1,700 crash videos found that distraction was a factor in nearly 60 percent of all car crashes. Texting while driving is one of the biggest…