Passing on Safe Driving Habits to Your Florida Teen Driver
Parents of new drivers have one thing in common - fear that their teens will be injured or killed in a traffic crash in Florida. Because teen driver wreck statistics are high, and car accidents in South Florida are the leading cause of death for children in this age group, parents have every reason to be afraid.
However, parents shouldn't sit there and focus on the fear of the unknown. Instead, parents should focus on driver safety and passenger safety. By doing this, parents can help their teen be safer on the road.
Teen drivers need to know to always buckle up at the wheel. They also need to be reminded about the huge responsibility of driving and keep that in mind while on the road. By driving the speed limit and not talking on cell phones, teen drivers can focus on safety behind the wheel.
When your teen is a passenger in another vehicle, make sure your son or daughter knows how important it is to wear a seatbelt. Seatbelts save lives and always need to be worn when your child is riding with an adult or other teen driver. Teenagers also need to be warned not to ride with other teenagers without your consent or knowledge.
By being a good example of safe driving, your teen will pick up your safe skills. You will be able to pass on safe driving habits, such as always wearing your seatbelt, obeying traffic laws, using your turn signals, driving the speed limit, and many more.
Even the safest teen driver may be injured in a South Florida auto accident because of another's negligence. If your son or daughter was injured, contact Chalik & Chalik at (888) 539-5297 to schedule your free legal consultation with one of our Fort Lauderdale accident lawyers today.