There are a few things that every teenage driver should practice when it
comes to preventing car accident injuries. Keeping these safety tips in
mind could mean the difference between life and death on the road. These
vital safety considerations include avoiding distractions, driving the
speed limit, not driving at night and always using a seat belt.
Teens love their smartphones and they also love to text. However, scientific
evidence proves that
texting while driving is in many cases more dangerous than
drunk driving. Other distractions to avoid while driving include having friends in the
car. Parents should not allow their teens to have the distraction of friends
as passengers until their young drivers have gained more driving experience.
We all remember our days as a teenage driver, when we were constantly wanting
to test the limits of our automobiles. This "need for speed"
is not healthy, though, as speeding increases all dangers associated with
driving. In fact, sometimes, it is better to drive below speed limitations
in cases where there is bad weather or a lot of traffic.
Refraining from nighttime driving until a teenager has more driving experience
under his or her belt is another important safety tip. Experienced drivers
are better able to know what to expect at night, whereas teens are still
discovering what to expect during the day when there is plenty of visibility.
With practice every teen will improve his or her nighttime driving skills,
but keep such driving to a minimum in the beginning.
Finally, teenagers -- and adults alike -- should always wear their seat
belts, whether they are passengers in a car or drivers in a car. This
one tip could mean the difference between your life and your death in a
Source: teendriverresource.org, "Car Accident Prevention," accessed June 12, 2015