In 2007, the United States Congress designated the third week of October as National Teen Driver Safety Week. As we approach the event this year, what will you do to keep your own child and others safe?
Here Are Some Ideas
The actions that you take for National Teen Driver Safety Week should be designed to keep your child and others safe—long after the week has ended. To that end, you may consider:
- Creating your own driving contract with your child. Take the time to sit down and develop expectations, rules, and consequences so that your teen knows exactly what is expected of him and why.
- Raising awareness. Use Facebook, Twitter, or other social media accounts to share statistics about teen driving accidents and information about what can be done to prevent serious teen crashes.
- Advocating for change. Talk to your elected representatives about teen driving safety laws and how they can be strengthened to protect teens and other drivers.
If you reach just one teen driver, you have made an important difference.
Even the Safest Teen Drivers Are at Risk
Teen accidents are not always caused by teen drivers, and it is important that your child knows what to do after a collision. Accordingly, we encourage you to have him download our FREE accident app to his smartphone and to walk through the steps provided in that app should he ever be involved in an accident.
Will you be taking action for National Teen Driver Safety Week? What will you do? Please leave a comment in the space below to share your thoughts with others who may be looking for ways to become involved.