Teen drivers are some of the most inexperienced, dangerous, and reckless drivers on the road. Fatal car accidents are one of the top causes of death amongst teens in the United States, which is a frightening statistic for parents and all other drivers everywhere. Perhaps what is one of the most devastating truths about teen car accidents is that they are 100% preventable, if only these teens and their parents are prepared for the various hazards on the road.
The following are the most common reasons for teen driving accidents:
- Driver inexperience
- Distracted driving, such as talking on the phone, applying makeup, eating, or chatting with passengers
- Not wearing seat belts
- Drinking and driving, or being under the influence of any mind-altering drugs
- Reckless driving, such as speeding, unsafe lane changes, street racing, and tailgating
- Driving with fellow teens in the car
- Texting and driving
You may be wondering how to combat against these common yet preventable issues, and the truth is, it comes down to communication. As a parent or guardian, you have a duty to discipline your teenager when he or she is found to be driving dangerously. Before your teen even gets behind the wheel, you should make sure he or she is fully aware of the horrible consequences that occur when someone doesn't take the responsibility of driving as seriously as it should be taken.
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