It’s National Teen Driver Safety Week – Encourage Safe Driving Habits

GDL Institute Blog

Teen Driver Safety WeekParents, teens, and teachers: This week is National Teen Driver Safety Week, and it offers a chance to reflect on the choices teens, and the adults they look up to, make behind the wheel. Established in 2007, National Teen Driver Safety Week is an effort to raise awareness of teen driver safety and encourage safe teen driver and passenger behavior. Teens should remain focused on the road, and on safe driving habits. Passengers should make an effort not to distract teen drivers and to promote those safe driving habits.

Teens and new drivers are at a greater risk of traffic accidents than older drivers, and in fact, car crashes are the leading cause of death for our nation’s teens. A number of factors contribute to this statistic including risky driving behaviors, but also just plain inexperience. Young drivers are not as adept at scanning for hazards, driving in adverse weather…

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