Protect Teen Drivers from Summertime Accidents

This article, entitled "Protect Teen Drivers from Summertime Accidents," comes from Taryn Vanderford, MomsEveryday correspondent from Lincoln, NE.

While summer is a carefree time for many of us, especially our kids, it also carries a sobering statistic. The time between Memorial Day and Labor Day are the 100 deadliest days for teenagers on the road.

According to the National Safety Council, car crashes are the leading cause of death for teens in the U.S. The summer spike in accidents may result from:

  • More recreational driving
  • Teens driving with friends more frequently
  • Teens staying out later when crash risk is higher
  • More drivers on the road

Teens may also be more tempted to speed with warmer weather and clear conditions.

Parents are encouraged to establish ground rules and expected behaviors for safe driving. This engagement improves the odds of teen drivers staying safe on the road.

About the Author...
Taryn Vanderford
Taryn Vanderford is an Emmy-winning journalist who currently works on "First at Four", "Pure Nebraska" and "Moms Everyday" for 10/11 and Gray Television.

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