As a Seattle car accident attorney I’ve handled some pretty intense car accident cases, so of which involved teen drivers. It’s really too bad that these accidents happened, especially when they could have been avoided in the first place.
I just came across this article which offers 10 tips to keep your teen driver safer behind the wheel. There’s some really good info you should start implementing right away. Some of the tips are:
Practice Makes Perfect– Many accidents could have been avoided if the driver had had enough practice behind the wheel. You may not think about it, but the more time behind the wheel the more relaxed you are, the more you learn to anticipate what other drivers are doing, and it becomes like second nature. If your teen has enough practice they wont be as likely to get in a car crash.
No Cell Phones– Many states have already passed laws making texting/talking while driving against the law, but how do you know your teen driver is obeying it? One way is to teach your teen driver to place their phone in the trunk or glove box of the car before they start up the car.
“Click It or Ticket”– Wearing your seat belt is the law in many states in the US, but it’s also a great way to reduce the severity of personal injury during an auto accident.
I suggest that you read the original article to start educating your teen on how they can be safer behind the wheel.