October 21 through 27 marks National Teen Driver Safety Week. The Becker Law Office supports this awareness campaign promoting safe driving for teens.
Statistics back up that anguish shared by parents of teen drivers everywhere. The Insurance Institute for Highway Safety reports:
Despite what they may say, your teens are paying attention and you remain their biggest influence, especially since you hold the keys to the car’ literally. With that in mind, this year’s safety week theme is the ‘5 To Drive’ outlining the five rules of the road parents and teens should discuss and agree on to ensure safe passage for your teen driver.
Open a dialogue with your teen driver and let your child know what you expect when he or she gets behind the wheel. Although driving IS a rite of passage, it is not a right, but a privilege that must be earned and carries with it great responsibility. Model good driving behaviors when your teen driver is riding with you and reinforce positive behavior by praising their good driving habits.
We hope you never need us, but as always, the Becker Law Office is here to help if you or your loved one are injured in a motor vehicle accident.