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Teens and Cars

What will it take to keep them safe?

It’s a fact. Teenage drivers are a danger to themselves and others on the road. Young, inexperienced drivers cause more accidents than drivers at any other age. In fact, teenage drivers are three times more likely to be involved in a fatal crash than older drivers. With that knowledge, it’s no surprise that in many countries, including the U.S., auto accidents are the number one cause of death for teens. Those at highest risk for car-related injury and death include males age 16-19, teens driving with other teenagers in the car, and teen drivers who recently received their license.

It’s not just age that makes young drivers dangerous. Other risk factors include a teenager’s inability to estimate dangerous situations, speeding, tailing, drunk driving, driving at night, and not wearing a seat belt.

Now that you know the stats, you may be hesitant to let your teen get behind the wheel. There’s good news, however. There are proven strategies to keep teens safe on the road and prevent crashes. And no, it doesn’t mean taking public transportation or being taxied around by parents until age 20.

Baseball is like driving. It's the one who gets home safely that counts. - Tommy Lasorda

Follow the Rules

Each country and each state has a set of driver’s license laws. Studies have shown more restrictive laws keep teens safer. Five policies that may save lives include: driver’s permit at age 16, driver’s license at age 17, supervised practice hours (at least 65) prior to getting a license, no teen passengers, and limited night driving. See what your country or state’s laws are and be sure to follow them.

Then again, it’s your responsibility to set rules for your children. If you feel license laws are too relaxed, institute different rules in your home, giving your teen more time to practice safe driving skills. Before your teen is on the road, make the rules of the road clear and then enforce them with set consequences if the rule is ever broken. Research shows parents are one of the biggest factors when it comes to the safety of teenage drivers.
What rules should you set for your teens?

No Cell Phone

Cell phone usage while driving is as dangerous as drunk driving—even when the driver is using a hands-free phone. Drivers who are talking, dialing, texting, or surfing are distracted. And don’t try to text while your car is stopped, either. A good driver is always alert to what’s going on around him or her—even when sitting still.

Keep Headlights On

Even during the daylight hours, it’s helpful to keep your headlights turned on. Your visibility will be improved, but other drivers will be able to see you better as well.

Eliminate Distractions

Besides cell phones, there are many other dangerous distractions while driving. Drivers—teens in particular, shouldn’t eat, drink, play music, or change the radio station while driving. Your mind and your eyes should be on the road at all times.

Don’t Speed

Teens may think it’s cool to speed. Everyone else seems to do it, after all, so putting the pedal to the metal can’t be that bad. Remind them that speed limits are just that: limits, not suggestions. They are set for your own safety.

Drive Alone

Just one additional teenager in the car with a teen behind the wheel doubles the risk of an accident. Each additional teen in the car increases the risk even more. Keep the number of teens in the car with your teen driver down to minimize the risk for accidents. No matter how many wind up in the car, make sure the driver and everyone else wear a seat belt at all times.

Set An Example

Want your teen drivers safe? You’ve got to drive the way you expect your teens to drive. If you speed, drive under the influence, or slow down at stop signs instead of stopping, expect your kids to do the same. Teach your child during the young teen years about defensive driving: how to watch out for the mistakes of other cars, keeping a safe distance between cars, and being on the lookout for dangerous situations.