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October 20, 2018

Drive the way you want your teen to drive

The First Year of driving for Teenagers are among the most exciting and dangerous. The number one killer for teens are car crashes. "More than 12 young people losing their lives in car crashes each day.  As their parents, we want to keep them safe—and we can, if we understand the risks teenagers face. We can help them beat the odds by staying involved as they gain experience over that first year. 
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Teens crash most often because they are inexperienced – not because they take more risks behind the wheel. 
Here are some common risks/reasons:
-->Other teen passengers
 -->Texting while driving. Encourage them to drive NOT text!
--> Inexperience driving at night (most crashes happen between 9 pm to midnight.
--> Not wearing Seat belts!

If they do get caught in a crash, teach them how to handle the situation! When we were in an accident (the first picture in this post) it was important to stay level headed and get help. A driver slide through a stop sign and T-boned us. I was unconscious with a back injury. Luckily our little one was unharmed but it was rather scary for the next few hours. 
By calling for an ambulance, calling our insurance company we were able to get help immediately. Because I was injured we needed a tampa personal injury attorney. Something I never thought I would need but this is what happens when people drive without insurance and there is medical bills to be paid!
 We can help them beat the odds by staying involved as they gain experience over that first year, as they transition from novice to experienced driver. 

Practice with new drivers: Sit beside them as they drive and schedule 30 minutes of practice time each week—before and after they get their license—to check in and see how they are doing. Set a good example: Drive the way you want your teen to drive. Your sons and daughters have learned from you all their lives. They don’t stop learning now that they have their license. 
How did you learn how to drive?
What helped you learn to drive??

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