Talking to Your Children About Safe Driving

There are over 3000 teen deaths per year due to car accidents. That’s an average of eighteen deaths per day due to mistakes made behind the wheel. With today’s technology, along with other distractions, it is extremely easy to get distracted while driving, which can lead to serious injuries and death. Talking to your kids about safe driving habits is one of the most important things you can do while teaching them how to drive. The number one distraction which causes accidents is of course cell phones. Talking, texting, and tweeting are among a few things that can cause the driver to lose control of the vehicle. It only takes one second to lose your concentration while driving, which can lead to serious consequences. Teach your children to not use their cell phones at all while driving. They can wait to read the text they got until they have reached their destination. No text is worth their life, or the lives of others. Other common driving distractions for teens include driving with friends. Your children will most likely have friends in the car while traveling. It is very easy to get caught up in a conversation while having friends in the car. It is important to make sure that they focus on the road; the conversation can wait until they get to a safe place. Another common distraction is music. Messing with the radio can be hazardous. Adjusting radio stations or the volume, along with choosing a song within their […]