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Saving American Teen Drivers...a Guide for Parents. By Shelley McKown Beasley

Saving American Teen Drivers...a Guide for Parents. By Shelley McKown Beasley

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The Safety Report Winter Issue 2011. This article focuses on helping parents understand how they can help their teens be safe and aware drivers.
The Safety Report Winter Issue 2011. This article focuses on helping parents understand how they can help their teens be safe and aware drivers.

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Published by: Shelley McKown Beasley on Dec 14, 2011
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Saving AmericanTeen DriversA Guide forParents
By Shelley McKown Beasley
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id you know that automobile crashes remain theleading killer or American teens? According to theNational Highway Trafc Saety Administration, in2009, about 3,000 teens in the United States aged 15–19were killed in automobile accidents and more than 350,000were treated or injuries.These statistics don’t include the number o non-teensthat were killed or injured, such as occupants o the othervehicles, passengers o the teen drivers, motorcyclists, bicy-clists or pedestrians.For many people, these statistics are just numbers. Butor someone whose son, daughter, riend, niece, nephew,grandson, granddaughter or cousin was killed in a motor ve-hicle crash, these numbers represent incredible heart breakand sorrow.Although teenage driver deaths are declining, there is stillmuch work and awareness to be done.The underlying orce behind saving teenage drivers rombecoming atal statistics is parental involvement.
Where do parents begin?
It is critical or parents to teach (by example) their teenagedriver good driving habits, monitor their behavior and setrules on seat belts, alcohol, cellphone use, curews and passengers. Their risk is at a lietime high during the frst six to 12months and 1,000 miles o driving.
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to your teenage driver every day about the risks andresponsibilities o driving.Discussions and setting expectations can best happen withthe initial step o signing a written contract. (See more, page60.) The contract should list the rules and consequences o breaking the rules or your teen driver.For more inormation on conversation guidance, writtencontracts and more, you can check out these great websites;www.nsc.org, www.ghsa.org, www.nhtsa.gov orwww.teendriversource.org.
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your teen driver more than the law mandates.Deensive driving courses have been proven to reduce accidents and increase awareness o sae driving.There are several private organizations that oer behind-the-wheel and classroom instruction or novice drivers, including the Institute or Drivers Saety in Tempe, Arizona. It is run

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