Many teens love the excitement of getting their license and being able to drive, run errands and get to work on their own. Teens are more likely to drive distracted than adults, even though they swear they will be safe behind the wheel.
Teens can be very concerned about distracted driving. Teen drivers are at the highest risk of getting into an accident. Many teens admit that they used their phones while driving. While there are some apps that can be used hands-free, there are many situations in which even these apps can cause distractions. These are the top ways to keep teens safe and reduce distractions in your car.
Limiting The Number of People in a Vehicle
In many states, the maximum number of teens who can drive a car is limited. Missouri law allows only one person under the age of 19 to drive in a vehicle with the person. This is not allowed for family members. These rules are intended to prevent distracted driving.
Only Use a Phone For Emergencies
You should always have a phone handy in case of an emergency while driving. Driving becomes safer when your teen is focused on driving and has good driving habits. You can keep your phone safe by storing it in a glove box.
Do Not Drive While Intoxicated
Inform your children about the dangers associated with being under the influence. It is crucial to instill safe driving habits in your children and make sure they don’t drive under the influence.
These tips will help your teen become a safer drivers when they get older.
This post was written by Kelly-Ann Jenkins of Jenkins Law P.L. Kelly-Ann is an St Petersburg Personal Injury Attorney She focuses on personal injury, car accidents, and bicyclist injury. The information on this site is not intended to and does not offer legal advice, legal recommendations or legal representation on any matter. Hiring an attorney is an important decision, which should not be based on advertising. You need to consult an attorney for legal advice regarding your individual situation.
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