5 Safety Tips For National Teen Driver Safety Week
October 16 to 22 is National Teen Driver Safety Week across the U.S. As experienced car accident lawyers, we know firsthand the devastation that can result from an accident. According to the U.S. Department of Transportation’s National Highway Traffic Safety Administration, an estimated 3000 teens were involved in deadly car crashes last year. Because teen drivers are the least experienced on the road, it’s important to reinforce proper driving behavior to help teens stay safe.
At Van Dorn, Curtiss, Rousseau & Ross, PLLC we encourage parents in Manchester—and all areas of Vermont and New Hampshire—to teach and display proper driving habits for younger motorists as soon as they learn to drive. Because of the many distractions vying for their attention, it’s imperative to encourage basic, safe driving etiquette to avoid a car crash. Five safety tips for good driving include:
- Do not use cell phones while driving
- No extra passengers in the car
- Do not speed
- Never drink and drive
- Always wear a seatbelt
The above tips may seem basic but reinforcing these guidelines to your teen drivers can help keep them safe on the road and create a lifetime of good driving habits.