"What is really important is for parents to share their own safe driving stories with their teens and making sure the teens have a chance to practice their new skills", said Scott Clark, chief operating officer for Michelin North America and head of the company's passenger vehicle business. Frequent drives with teens allow parents and guardians to monitor their teen's progress and reduce their being involved in deadly behaviors, such as: alcohol consumption, driving without seat belts, speeding, carrying extra passengers, and driving distracted. "It is important that we equip them with the right knowledge and provide them with the rules that will ensure they stay safe on the road", said New Jersey Division of Highway Traffic Safety Acting Director Gary Poedubicky.
One of the top priorities to talk to your teen about should be buckling up every time, in every seat.
"Teen drivers in Nebraska make up 7% of the licensed population but are involved in 25% of all crashes", said Nebraska Highway Safety Administrator Fred Zwonechek.
The program also focused on distracted driving. In crashes involving teen drivers when the driver wasn't buckled, 84 percent of their passengers weren't, either. Klauer led a naturalistic teenage driving study which discovered that novice teen drivers are involved in four times as many crash and near-crash events during the first 18 months of licensure. Share the Keys is a research-based driver education initiative created to provide the parents of teen drivers with the tools and resources they need to build and reinforce safe driving habits.
A group of high school students spent the morning learning about the dangers of distracted driving and that their driving skills might not be as sharp as they thought.
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Be a good role model. Despite not being legally allowed to buy alcohol, nearly one out of five teen drivers involved in fatal crashes had been drinking, according to 2015 data from the NHTSA.
Stick to the speed limit. The likelihood of teen drivers engaging in risky behavior triples when traveling with multiple passengers. However, with all of these activities, teens tend to compromise something very important: sleep.
With increased patrols, State Police also remind drivers of Virginia's "Move Over" law, which requires motorists to move over when approaching an emergency vehicle stopped alongside the road. More space is needed to stop on slick roads.
Knowing the difference between helpful connected auto technology and technology that is a distraction will be essential to the safety of our newest drivers and it's up to parents and guardians to help educate them on this important topic.