Teens and Safe Driving…..
For both men and women, drivers aged 16 to 19 years of age have the highest average annual crash and traffic violation rates of any other age group.
Teaching better judgment control and proper decision making is the best way to teach teens to drive safer. How do you teach judgment control and decision making skills to a teenager?? Good question.
Teaching a teenager to drive “safe” is no easy task, you can show them pictures of horrific accidents, tell them how many teens die in accidents, badger them about the dangers of texting while driving and it still will not prevent accidents. Teens need to understand that for every additional passenger in the car with them the chance of an accident multiplies. The simple fact is that their reaction times are compromised when faced with distractions from phones, ipods and friends. I think by asking a few important questions we can mold these teen drivers into responsible young people who exhibit control and responsibility behind the wheel. Simple conversation starters like: Where are you going? Who will be in the car with you? Where will you be stopping? When will you be home? These questions will lead to either an argument about you being too nosy or they can be a great time to discuss situations that may help them to make a better decision about situations they may find themselves in while driving.
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Educating parents and teens can help keep our road safe for not only our teens but others drivers as well. However , if you are ever injured in any type of vehicle mishap, call the attorneys at Brannon & Brannon for a free consultation. 850-863-LAWS (5297).