Finally – On Their Own
Done. Finished. Complete. Well, not quite.
Teen drivers still need their parents’ advice and support—even after they have started driving by themselves. Their crash risk is highest now that they are driving on their own, so parents should still be coaching them behind the wheel, guiding their learning and monitoring where, when and with whom they drive.
In 2013, more than 371,000 people were hurt and almost 3,000 were killed in crashes involving a teen driver. The summer season in particular can be a deadly one for teenage drivers.
The period from Memorial Day to Labor Day is dubbed the “100 Deadliest Days of Summer.” That is when teenage fatality accidents historically increase.
In 2013, about 220 teenage drivers and passengers died in crashes nationwide during each of the summer months. That’s a 43 percent increase compared to the rest of the year.
What can you do to ensure you teen’s safety on the road, even when you’re not there?
AAA can help.
Lots of links to valuable information!