Parents – Here are some great tips to help your teen drive safely

The National Safety Council reports that for 16 to 20 year-olds, nearly one in every three deaths is caused by a crash. In fact, collisions are the number one cause of teen death. Letting teens know of the special risks they face as new drivers can help them stay safe behind the wheel.

It is important to:

Establish a zero tolerance policy for alcohol and drug use while behind the wheel

Ban calling or texting wile driving

Set a curfew. Teens driving after dark ar 4 to 5 times more likely to crash than those driving during the day

Give your teen experience behind the wheel

Make graduated driver licensing law in your home. It helps to establish driving guidelines and limitations to new drivers and can prevent fatal crashes by up to 38%

To learn more about acts of safety visit www.nsc.org/nsm. The Seltzer Group with offices in Orwigsburg, Pottsville, and Schuylkill Haven specializes in auto insurance for parents with teen drivers. Contact us today @ 1-888-366-1000 or visit our virtual insurance office @ www.seltzergrp.com.

Parents – Here are some great tips to help your teen drive safely was last modified: August 26th, 2014 by Sarah McGorry