Encouraging Good Habits during Teen Driver Safety Week

by Garry Watts October 21, 2017, 0:13
Encouraging Good Habits during Teen Driver Safety Week

"What is really important is for parents to share their own safe driving stories with their teens and making sure the teens have a chance to practice their new skills", said Scott Clark, chief operating officer for Michelin North America and head of the company's passenger auto business.

Trooper Crittenden said some of the causes in teen crashes include not using a seat belt, alcohol and drug use, and distracted driving.

Note: Statistics provided by the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration.

AAA says parents should talk to their teen drivers about not drinking and driving, the importance of buckling up, keeping your eyes on the road and hands on the wheel, following the speed limit and avoid driving while exhausted.

"Teen drivers in Nebraska make up 7% of the licensed population but are involved in 25% of all crashes", said Nebraska Highway Safety Administrator Fred Zwonechek.

"One out of every five young drivers in the United States is involved in a collision within the first six months of driving, often because they are distracted". 166 teens were involved in fatal vehicle crashes in 2005 compared to 117 in 2015.

Start talking now. Talk about the learning-to-drive process.

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THE number of driving deaths among IL teens has dropped by half since the state instituted stricter guidelines for earning a driver's license almost a decade ago.

To bring awareness of teen driver safety among teens and parents, top tire manufacturer Michelin has teamed up with football legend -; father of a teen driver -; Emmitt Smith in an educational campaign, "Coaching Your Teen Driver".

A nationwide study conducted by the NHTSA showed nearly 2,000 teens were in involved in fatal traffic crashes in 2015. Parents and guardians must set firm driving rules to impact their teen's driving behavior.

Be a good role model.

Be an educated parent, you will have safer teen drivers. By a huge margin, teen drivers rate their personal devices as the number one source of distraction behind the wheel, ahead of eating or drinking, friends, family, music and navigation. Remind your teen to always drive within the speed limit.

Avoid Driving Tired. Teens are busier than ever - studying, extracurricular activities, part-time jobs, and spending time with friends are among the long list of things they do to fill their time.

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