Teen Driving Safety

Teen Driving Safety

Research has been done to show which teen-related behaviors affect crashes with the driver population. The teenage driver’s inexperience and immaturity as a driver, combined with the below behaviors has been proven to cause teen crashes:

  • Speed
  • Drinking and driving
  • Lack of seat belt
  • Distracted driving
  • Nighttime driving
  • Other drug use

 

With traffic crashes being the number one cause of death for teens in the nation, it is imperative to combat this issue. There is one teenage that dies in a car crash approximately each hour on the weekends, and once every two hours during the week. This amounts to a tragic number of fatalities that is three times the number of other drivers.

Safety Tips for Teen Drivers

  • Keep your cell phone off
  • Don’t text
  • Turn on your headlights
  • Obey the speed limit
  • Minimize distractions
  • Drive solo
  • Practice defensive driving
  • Choose a safe car

 

We need to work together to promote teen driving safety. New laws such as the Ohio Texting Ban does help reduce distracted driving among teens, but there are still many other factors that must be dealt with.