Teen drivers are more likely than other age groups to be involved in a fatal crash where distraction is reported. In 2009, 16% of teen drivers involved in a fatal crash were reported to have been distracted.
Nearly one million high school teens drank alcohol and got behind the wheel in 2011. Teen drivers are 3 times more likely than more experienced drivers to be in a fatal crash. Drinking any alcohol greatly increases this risk for teens.
Did you know? Inexperience is a bigger crash threat to new teen drivers than drinking & driving. ALL new teen drivers are inexperienced. While some new teen drivers do drink alcohol then drive, not as many do as people think. #parenting
Did you know that the 100 days between Memorial Day and Labor Day are the deadliest days for teen drivers? During these summer months, there’s a 26% increase in fatal teen crashes. Protect your teen by setting and enforcing rules before they hit the open road.
Teen drivers with attention-deficit/hyperactivity disorder who were not taking their stimulant medication had more problems staying in their lanes and keeping their speed in check than those without the condition, a study showed. In addition, the rate of driving outside the lanes almost doubled for teen drivers with ADHD when they got distracted by texts, researchers reported in JAMA Pediatrics.
We always make sure we know what is happening in real life and social media. We know (most of the time) the mood they are in and always know who they communicate with. We see first hand who our kids are friends with, they don't have to hide things from us. Also, we get to see who their friends are and never feel like some of the other parents when they have secret friendships they are not "allowed" to have! And I have always had date nights with the kiddos! Its fun!