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According to National Safety Council estimates, more than 40,000 people died on our nation’s roads in 2017.
This marks the second consecutive year in which this many Americans were killed in car crashes. And though the estimates show a slight decrease compared to 2016 – 1% – this is still 6% higher than the number of deaths in 2015.
For parents, these numbers show that the roads are still dangerous and your teen driver is still at risk.
Car crashes remain the leading cause of death for teens, but parent involvement can have an enormous impacton keeping them safe behind the wheel. Whether it is getting them more driving practice in different road conditions and situations, talking through your New Driver Deal or simply setting a good example, the more effort you put into teaching your teen the right lessons, the safer he or she will drive.
Here are a few tips to review with your teen this week:
Good luck and safe driving!
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.