Teen drivers have many problems. There are often accidents. Fatalities are not uncommon. The stats are high for both fatal and non fatal accidents. Fixing this is a priority and should stay that way permanently. Teen drivers grow up to be adult drivers. This issue affects everyone, not just the teens and their loved ones.
- Learning how to drive is a milestone in any young person’s life. For the parents teaching to maintain speed, negotiate turns, and checking the blind spot are areas of concern.
- Texting especially poses threats for teen drivers because they choose to take their eyes off the road and at least one hand off the steering wheel.
- Young drivers 15 to 20 years old are at far greater risk of death in crashes involving alcohol than the rest of us, even though they cannot legally purchase or possess it.
“Applying smarter driving habits early can help ensure our goal of zero fatalities on U.S. roadways.”