Teens On the Road — Safely
Summer is prime time for teenagers to drive around town with their friends. Talk
with your teens often about
If you want to make strict rules
about your teens and driving, do it. If it makes you feel better to forbid your
teen from talking on the cell phone while driving, that’s your call. If you want
to limit the amount of friends your child can have in the car, that’s okay too.
Try to come to an agreement with your teen, but you have the final say.
Sources: American Academy of Dermatology; American Academy of Pediatrics; American Association of Orthopaedic Surgeons; American Camping Association; American Red Cross; Centers for Disease Control and Prevention; K. Handal, The American Red Cross. First Aid and Safety Book. Little, Brown and Company, 1992; Marion County Children’s Services; Medical College of Wisconsin; National Highway Transportation Administration; The National Institutes of Health; National Safe Kids Foundation; The National Safety Council; Students Against Destructive Decisions; U.S. Environmental Protection Agency;