Learning how to drive is an important goal for most teenagers. However, it can be very stressful for parents. Motor vehicle crashes are the number one cause of death for young adults between the ages of 16 and 24. While teen drivers make up only 14% of the drivers, they are involved in 50% of the accidents. Here are some driving safety tips for parents and teens.
Many parents recommend using a safety contract that both parents and their teen sign. Driving safely is not just protection for the teen, but also for everyone else on the road, including small children and babies on the sidewalks and in other vehicles. Driving a vehicle is a privilege, not a right. Make the consequences of breaking the contract clear.