May 20, 2014

Recognize Teen Driver Risk Factors and Solutions

Traffic Tip Tuesday! Recognize Teen Driver Risk Factors and Solutions.

In today’s traffic tip, I review several risk factors teen drivers. Pay special attention to these risk factors so you can address them with your teenage drivers.

Unfortunately, motor vehicle crashes are the leading cause of death for teens. Males are most at risk, followed by teens driving with teenage passengers, and finally teen drivers who just received their licenses.

Counsel young drivers to recognize dangerous situations, drive at a safe speed, avoid distractions such as cell phones, and increase the distance they follow other cars. Consider not allowing newly licensed drivers to have teenage passengers until they gain some experience behind the wheel.

For more information on safe driving please visit the following links:

http://www.cdc.gov/motorvehiclesafety/teen_drivers/teendrivers_factsheet.html

http://www.cdc.gov/parentsarethekey/

http://www.thecommunityguide.org/mvoi/index.html

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Brian Murphy

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