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According to National Safety Council estimates, more than 160 people may be killed on the road during the upcoming Fourth of July holiday period.
With school out, your teen may be itching to get some more practice behind the wheel, but these Independence Day estimates are a good reminder that safety can never take a back seat. In addition to these deaths, NSC also estimates more than 18,000 people will be seriously injured in crashes over the holiday. So before letting your teen take the car out to the beach or to a friend’s house, talk about some of these risks and ways to stay safe on the Fourth of July:
Beyond the Fourth, NSC data analysis shows that July and August are the months when the most preventable deaths occur each year. So use these tips to keep your teen safe during the fireworks and beyond. And remember: Whether you’re celebrating at the beach or by the grill, safety should always come first.
DriveitHOME™ is an initiative of the National Safety Council, designed by and for parents of newly licensed teen drivers. DriveitHOME™ offers free resources parents can use to help their teen build experience to become safer drivers.
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