CAR CRASHES ARE THE #1 CAUSE OF DEATH FOR TEENS. FORTUNATELY, AS Parents, THERE IS SOMETHING WE CAN DO.
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Teen Driving - What Every Parent Needs to Know
The National Safety Council has long been involved in reducing the number of teen driver car crashes - by far the number one cause of death for teens. Here is what every parent needs to know.
TEEN DRIVERS: the facts
Inexperience contributes to thousands of teen car crashes each year.
2 million teens under the age of 18 are in their 1st year of driving.
40% of crashes happen at night, most before midnight
Each year drivers under 18 are involved in 900,000 crashes
16 to 19 year-old drivers are most likely to be in a fatal crash
The #MannequinChallenge is everywhere and while they're mostly fun and light-hearted, some police departments have used it to talk about the dangers of impaired driving, using texting while driving and the riding in a car without a seatbelt. Check out these videos from around the country and overseas. Warning: These are hard-hitting. These 9 Graphic Mannequin Challenges Should Make Everyone Drive Safer20 hours 55 min ago.
Yesterday, an Illinois school district voted to move back the start of the school day 70 minutes for middle and high school students, allowing them to get more sleep, citing risks‚ including car crashes as a factor. However, the decision was not without controversy for some parents. What do you think? Can a later start help prevent crashes and improve teens' health and wellness? #Awake2Drive Barrington High School students will begin their school day 70 minutes later next year under a schedule approved by the Barrington Area Unit School District 220 board Tuesday night. District 220 pushes back school start times3 weeks 2 days ago.
Are you telling and not showing?
A new survey shows that 47% of parents argue with their teen about a driving related issue but when it comes to role modeling—an important part of helping teens become a safer drivers—most parents admit they do things they tell their kids not to do in the car. A new survey shows the difficulties parents have trying to teach their children to drive, and especially how to teach them to drive without distractions. Teen drivers’ parents often poor role models on road3 weeks 3 days ago.