This is the deadliest time of year for teen drivers! What parents should do.

My 15-year-old son got his permit in June. This summer he took Driver’s Education. Still, he’s far from being a good driver. We’ve been practicing driving around the neighborhood, but I’m terrified to let him go very far. I guess it was the same with my older teens but for some reason it’s just harder this time because so many more teen drivers (or people in general) text and drive.

According to The Today Show,  the back to school season is the deadliest time of year for teen drivers. Part of that is because August is the month when most 16-year-olds get their licenses (who knew?). I learned some interesting things from watching this video and picked up a few ideas I’m going to try with my son such as creating a driving contract. I thought I’d share the video with you. If you have any tips that you used to keep your teen drivers safe, please share!

 

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