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.
Take Action to Protect Teens
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.
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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