National Teen Driver Safety Week
Car accidents are the among teens. That’s why law enforcement officials, parents, schools, and policymakers are emphasizing laws and safety measures during National Teen Driver Safety Week October 21-27, 2018.
This event has highlighted the dangers teens face behind the wheel for the past 11 years and has given advocates a chance to lobby for measures such as increased seat belt checks.
It also offers parents and schools the opportunity to discuss certain issues with teens such as:
- Speeding—High speeds of serious crashes caused by teen driver errors. Young people need to learn not only to adhere to speed limits but also to manage their speeds in various driving conditions and situations.
- Seat belt Use—Passengers and drivers are to get ejected from vehicles during accidents if they aren’t wearing seat belts. Parents need to urge their children to buckle in as soon as they climb into a driver’s seat.
- Impaired Driving—Alcohol factors into in the United States among people under age 21. And, can affect a person in the same manner as a blood alcohol level of 0.08 (legal intoxication). Teens need to understand their limitations, and they also need to recognize impaired drivers when they see them. Parents can take Teen Driver Safety Week as a chance to reassure their children that they can call for a ride whenever necessary.