How to Keep Your Teen Driver Safe
HOW TO KEEP YOUR TEEN DRIVER SAFE IN THE COACHELLA VALLEY
One of the most eagerly anticipated rites of passage for a teenager is obtaining a drivers license; however, this can also be one of the most anxiety-inducing transitions for the parents of the new teen driver. The privilege of becoming a new driver comes with very real responsibilities and risks.
- Approximately eight teenagers in the United States lose their lives to car crashes every day, and the risk of motor vehicle accidents among teenage drivers is higher than among drivers in older age categories.
- According to statistical data from the National Transportation Safety Board (NTSB), motor vehicle crashes account for more than 40% of deaths in young people between the ages of 15-20 years old, making car-related driving accidents the leading cause of death for adolescents in this age range.
Studies have demonstrated that teenagers are more likely to engage in risky behavior when their parents are not in the car, which leads to the important question—what can parents do to ensure that their teenager is driving safely?
UTILIZING TECHNOLOGY TO PROTECT YOUR TEEN DRIVER
The way that a teenager drives with a parent in the car is often markedly different from how they may drive with friends. During these early years, it is important to encourage novice drivers to practice safe driving techniques and behaviors—with Desert Alarm’s Total Track system, parents can have the peace of mind that comes from knowing:
- Where their teens have been
- Where they are
- How they got there