Safe driving starts with involved parents

Partners Post, January 2015

Motor vehicle crashes are the leading cause of death among U.S. teens, and drivers aged 16 to 19 have crash rates well above any other age group, according to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. Most serious crashes are caused by "critical errors" such as distracted driving or traveling too fast for road conditions.

Traffic LightParents can help instill safe driving practices in their children. Teens with parents who monitor and set rules for driving "reported fewer risky driving behaviors and half the crash risk in the last year as teens who described their parents as less involved," according to TeenDriverSource.org.

The new Parent’s Supervised Driving Program helps parents coach their teens to be safe and responsible drivers. The group has produced a Pennsylvania-specific handbook available online and at local PennDOT driver's license centers. Parents can also download the free RoadReady iPhone app.

Join parents across Pennsylvania and the nation to prepare your teen to drive safely and responsibly on the open road.

 

 

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