More than 5,500 young people die every year in car crashes, and thousands more are injured. As a parent, you can play an important role in reducing these numbers and keeping your teen alive.
You might want to consider a parent teen driving agreement.
Here are some tips from the Dr. Deborah Greenhouse and the AAP to keep your children safe behind the wheel:
- Be a role model. If you expect your teen to drive safely, you need to drive safely too.
- Always wear your seatbelt.
- Don't drink and drive. Never allow any alcohol or illegal drugs in the car.
- Don't eat, drink, talk or text on your cell phone, or do anything else that could distract you from your driving.
- Stay within the speed limit and obey all traffic signals.