Teen drivers are commonly regarded as poor drivers. However, a lot of teenagers are not as experienced as older drivers. Much of the accidents that they get into could be avoided with more practice on the road and a bit of understanding about driving safety.
It always helps to have parents sit down and have a talk with their kids about road safety and also effective driving. Paying attention to traffic laws and the road is key for teenagers when it comes to avoiding accidents. As so many teenagers and even experienced adult drivers are prone to looking at their phones while operating a motor vehicle. Young people aged 16 to 19 are three times as likely as individuals belonging to other age groups to be in a fatal motor vehicle crash.
So what is the cause of these increased accidents? One reason may be teenagers are used to not only using their phone all the time but multi-tasking. Check out these tips to help you advise your teen on how to be a better driver.
Tips for Safe Driving
- Wear your seat belt
- Always keep your eyes on the road and hands on the wheel
- Never talk on your phone while driving
- Don’t glance or check your phone while driving
- If you have to check a text or call, pull over or have someone read it to you
- Focus not only on your driving but the driving of those around you
- Anything you have to do that isn’t focusing on driving can wait
- Limit loud talking and music while driving to avoid distraction
- Never drive intoxicated in any way– this includes sleep deprivation!
- Always check your blind spot
- Practice driving often in order to become more competent
- Remember to keep an eye out for cyclists and crossing pedestrians
- Check your rear-view frequently
- Always slow down for construction and pulled-over vehicles
- Leave enough space between you and the car in front of you—one car length for every 10 miles per hour you are driving
- Speeding could not only get you a ticket and raise your rates, but can make any accident go from minor to serious
- Expect the unexpected from other cars to avoid accidents
- Never hit the highway until you are fully ready!
- Always use a turn signal to let others know you’re turning
- Driving all the time means a higher chance of getting in an accident!
- Slow down in school zones or behind school buses
When it comes to teen driving, don’t leave anything to chance! It’s already fairly dangerous to hit the road thanks to negligent drivers, and teens are especially susceptible to getting into accidents because they don’t have as much experience. Help your teen driver by practicing with them as much as possible and educating them about how to drive on the road.
If you or someone you know has been in an auto accident as the result of a negligent driver in the Orlando area, consult the Law Offices of Payas, Payas, and Payas today. They will be able to provide an experienced car accident lawyer that will be able to help you determine whether or not you have a case and may be even able to win you the compensation you deserve. Call today.