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Teens On the Road — Safely

separator Summer is prime time for teenagers to drive around town with their friends. Talk with your teens often about
  • Alcohol: make sure they know that even a small amount of alcohol can limit their driving abilities.

  • Having large groups in the car: serious crashes are more likely the more kids there are in the car.

  • Driving at night: teens are more likely to be in a fatal crash at night than during the day.

  • Conflict resolution: talk about the fact that disagreement is normal but violence is never an answer, including on the road

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;
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