National Teen Driver Safety Week

Fact: Car crashes are still the leading cause of fatalities among teens.

One in three teens admit to ‘texting while driving’.  Research has found that texting while driving increases a teen’s crash risk by 23 times.

Safety tips for teens:  https://www.wfmynews2.com/article/news/local/national-teen-driver-safety-week-kicks-off-oct-18/

TIPS…

  • Talk to your teen about the rules and responsibilities involved in driving.
  • Share some stories and statistics related to teen drivers and distracted driving.
  • Remind your teen often that driving is a skill that requires the driver’s full attention.
  • Texts and phone calls can wait until arriving at his or her destination.
  • Restricting the number of passengers your teen can have, or the hours your teen can drive, is a very effective way to minimize distraction for your teen driver.
  • Talk about the consequences of distracted driving and make yourself and your teen aware of your State’s penalties for talking or texting on a phone while driving.
  • Set consequences for distracted driving.
  • If your teen breaks a distraction rule you’ve set, consider suspending your teen’s driving privileges, further limiting the hours during which they can drive, or limiting the places where they can drive.
  • Set the example by keeping your eyes on the road and your hands on the wheel while driving.
  • Be consistent between the message you tell your teen and your own driving behaviors. Novice teen drivers most often learn from watching their parents.
Verne Hill

Verne Hill

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I enjoy many things: Music. Family movie nights. My American flag flapping in the wind. Sunsets at the beach. Snow days. The Sweet Tea Party. Salvation through Grace… VERSE: “Let everything that has breath praise the LORD” Psalm 150 QUOTE: “A person who loves his job, will never work a day in his life.” MON-SAT 6A-10A (& Sunday@5 host) verne@wbfj.fm