This week and every week, parents should have conversations with their teens about the important rules they need to follow to stay safe behind the wheel of a passenger car, truck, or SUV. These rules address the greatest dangers for teen drivers: alcohol, inconsistent or no seat belt use, distracted and drowsy driving, speeding, and number of passengers. Upload your photos and a brief description of the activity including the date of completion and any people pictured in the photo. Completed this activity? All rights reserved.
Laura Walter Oct 16, Buckle up, power off the phone, hit the road only during daylight hours and understand the consequences of unsafe driving — these are just a few safety tips parents should instill in their teenagers during National Teen Driver Safety Week this Oct. By not triggering one. In alone, 3, teens ages 15 to 19 died as a driver or as a passenger of a teen driver, according to research from CHOP Research Institute and State Farm Insurance. Buckle Up. Seat belt are the single most effective tools for preventing injuries and deaths behind the wheel, and they saved more than 75, lives between A study from the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration NHTSA showed 80 percent of teens said they always wear a seat belt because their parents insisted they do so when they were young.
Governor Ned Lamont. In Connecticut passed tougher laws aimed at improving safety for 16 and year-old drivers and the data indicate that the laws are effective in reducing fatalities related to teen driving. Connecticut data obtained from the federal Fatality Analysis Reporting System shows a 53 percent decline in the number of people killed since in crashes involving a 16 or year-old driver, according to Dr. These statistics take into consideration that the increased risk associated with teen drivers impacts not only their own lives, but also the lives of other road users, too. Motor vehicle crashes are the leading cause of death for U.
Motor vehicle crashes are the number one killers of teens in America. In , 2, teen. According to teendriversource.