One of the biggest concerns that most parents of preteens and teens have is related to driving. While as parents we often talk to our kids about the importance of safe driving and never driving under the influence of alcohol, many incidents still take place, often leading to tragic results.
Some time back, I received a mail from another concerned and responsible writer/researcher, asking if I would like to share some resources on the same. Here is a very educative and easy to understand resource that you can go through as a parent, and can also share with your young child or teen to make them understand the importance of safe driving and ways to ensure they are not in any form of danger while being on the road.
Here's a look at the same.....
The Road to Responsibility: A Resource Guide for Teen Drivers and Their Parents
For most teens, learning to drive is their way of making a major leap towards adulthood. This rite of passage is exciting for teens, but scary for parents. There is good news, though. According to the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA), in the past decade, drunk driving fatalities in people under the age of 21, per a population of 100,000 people, has decreased by 49 percent.
In 1982, when the NHTSA started tracking statistics relating to drunk driving, the number of fatal crashes involving drivers under 21 was at a record high of 80 percent or 5,215 teens, compared to 10 percent or 1,021 teens in 2015.
Although the numbers look positive, there are some sobering statistics, too. According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), every single day, six teens die in a car accident, but the saddest news of all is that there are many ways these accidents could have been prevented.
Crash Prevention Awareness: Understanding the Risk Factors
- Debolina Raja
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