There are many teens that experience the thrill of getting their license and then going out on their own to drive, run errands, get to work, and travel. Even though teens swear they will be careful behind the wheel, they often feel invincible, and they are the most likely to engage in distracted driving.
Distracted driving can be a huge concern for teens. It is the leading cause of car accidents in teenage drivers, and many teens confess that they were using their phones as they were driving. There are some hands-free apps, but there are many situations where even hands-free applications can lead to distractions. Here are some of the best ways to reduce distractions in the car and keep teens safe!
Limiting The Number of People In A Vehicle
There are many states where the number of people that a teen can drive in a vehicle will be limited. A person under 19 in the state of Missouri can only have one other person in the vehicle under 19 that is not a family member. These rules can prevent distracted driving in cars.
Use A Phone Just For Emergency
A phone needs to be there for emergencies while you are driving. When your teen is focused on the road and practicing good driving habits, driving becomes much safer. Keep the phone away in a glove compartment and stay safe!
Don’t Drive Intoxicated
Warn your kids about the dangers of being intoxicated. Enforcing safe driving habits and making sure your kids stay away from intoxicated driving is important.
If your teen follows these tips regularly, they’ll grow into a much safer driver as they age.
This post was written by Kelly-Ann Jenkins of Jenkins Law P.L. Kelly-Ann is an St Petersburg Personal Injury Attorney She focuses on personal injury, car accidents, and bicyclist injury. The information on this site is not intended to and does not offer legal advice, legal recommendations or legal representation on any matter. Hiring an attorney is an important decision, which should not be based on advertising. You need to consult an attorney for legal advice regarding your individual situation.
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