It is always a good time to talk to your teen about safe driving habits. Teens tend to be reckless and may not always make the best decisions on the road. Here are some driving tips you can discuss with your teen driver:
Don’t Drink or Use Drugs and Drive
The legal drinking age in Florida is 21, but that doesn’t mean that underage drinking doesn’t occur. As a parent, it is important to know that teens sometimes make the decision to drink. It is important to let them know that it is crucial that they not get behind the wheel after consuming drugs or alcohol. Parents should set a good example by never drinking and driving.
The task of driving should always have a teen’s full attention, especially since they’re relatively inexperienced behind the wheel. Encourage them to put the phone away and keep their eyes and focus on the road at all times.
Always Buckle Up
Whether they are in the front seat or the back seat, it is important for teens to always buckle their seatbelts to stay safe.
Studies have shown that many car accidents are the result of speeding drivers. Teens sometimes feel invincible and may be prone to speeding. Speeding drastically reduces a driver’s reaction time and makes it harder to respond to hazards on the road, such as stopped cars and pedestrians.
Don’t Have Too Many Passengers
One of the biggest distractions to teen drivers is having other teens in the vehicle. A carful of passengers can lead to a teen being involved in an accident. Try to keep it to one passenger at a time.
Contact a Car Accident Attorney
If you’ve been injured in a car accident, you want an experienced attorney on your side. Gregg Goldfarb has been helping car accident victims for over 25 years. Contact us online or call us at 305-374-7000 to schedule a free consultation.