Multiple automakers have taken the issue that is the rising number of teen deaths related to auto accidents seriously, according to reports.
Cars are being manufactured with safety in mind and parents are being urged to do their homework and search for the best and safest vehicles for their teens before purchasing one.
Experts believe that parents can follow some easy tips to increase safety and keep their teens safe while behind the wheel of a vehicle. One of the most important thing parents and teens must have in mind is that the graduated driver licensing laws that some states have can be a great option to keep your teen safe in the beginning of his or her driving career.
By allowing the teen to drive in a controlled environment until he or she is ready to get a full driver’s license could help to make roads safer by letting only drivers who are experienced take the wheel. Experts say that even if your state doesn’t have a a law that dictates this mandatory period of training, parents can set their own rules and ask their teen drivers to go under a period of practice before they are capable of driving by themselves.
An advanced training practice could also help young drivers to become more acquainted with the dangers they will face while behind the wheel. Clinics that hold driver training programs may help teens by teaching them defensive driving skills, which could be helpful especially because young drivers are not aware of the types of situations they will deal with while driving.
Another concern parents should look into talking over with their teens is the issue with distracted driving. Texting and driving is a problem that affects teens the most. By making sure that your teen driver knows about the dangers associated with the practice, you are also making sure he or she will know that texting and driving is deadly.
Safety technology has also a lot to offer teen drivers. The system created by Ford known as Ford’s MyKey helps parents to set radio volume limit and speed limits in their teens’ cars. Parents could also keep the car from starting if the seat belt is not in use. Vehicles that offer this system could also offer a ‘Do Not Disturb’ feature that keeps the teen from receiving calls or text messages.
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