California Teen Driving Safety Week: Get a Free Parent-Teen Driving Contract

Mar 10, 2011, 11:01 ET from The Law Offices of Michael Pines, APC

SAN DIEGO, March 10, 2011 /PRNewswire/ -- This week's recognition of California Teen Driving Safety brings with it the promise of educated, responsible teen drivers and safer roads.

Impact Teen Drivers, a non-profit organization dedicated to teaching teens about the consequences of reckless driving, released statistics that underline the need for improved teen driver education and support. According to the group, reckless and distracted driving is the number one killer of teens in America.

A parent-teen contract is a great way to enforce driving rules and reduce teen car accidents. You can download it for free right now.

Take Action to Protect Teens

Set Rules

Teens may be notorious for avoiding rules; but when it comes to driving, a safe environment is imperative. Parents can create rules that will help reduce the likelihood of common teen car accidents: examples include prohibiting late-night driving, driving with friends, a zero-tolerance cell-phone policy, and required seatbelts at all times.

Offer Support

Young drivers need to know that rules are important and will be enforced. That said, they should feel comfortable turning to parents or guardians if they find themselves in trouble. Teens should never feel compelled to engage in risky driving behavior simply to avoid punishment: so save discipline for after you've brought your teen home safely, and offer ideas to help teens avoid bad situations in the future.

Provide Technology and Resources

Statistics have shown that digital media devices can be incredibly dangerous in the hands of teen drivers. Fortunately, they can also be used to improve safety and make rules easier to follow. Tech-savvy parents may consider investing in devices that simplify life on the road, such as Bluetooth headsets.

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