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The importance of summertime driving safety for teens

On Behalf of | Jun 16, 2022 | Blog, Personal Injury |

There is no replacement for experience, including that behind the wheel of a motor vehicle. The highway can be a dangerous place even with all safety measures are being observed, but many inexperienced drivers in Texas do not always consider what could happen if they do not follow the rules and regulations already established for those operating motor vehicles. This has led to an increased involvement of teen drivers being at fault for many accidents across the nation, and it is important for all parents to emphasize to their teen drivers how making bad decisions while driving can lead to a catastrophe on the roadway.

Driver training

Texas has a unique approach to issuance of driving privileges. While teens can receive their learner’s permit at age 15, they must wait until they are 18 for full diving privileges as an adult. Parents should teach driving teens how serious driving actually is, and specifically avoiding serious accidents that cause any personal injuries to others. One good step in the right direction is teaching defensive driving even in congested situations from the very beginning of receiving a permit.

Avoiding distractions

One major problem that teens deal with behind the wheel of an automobile is distractions in the vehicle. This can come from other passengers or individual practices. All drivers should avoid certain practices like texting while driving and listening to loud music. Eating while driving should also be avoided, and even drinking a beverage while behind the wheel can result in spills that could lead to accident injuries when mishaps occur.

Summertime is indeed the time when teens love to drive most because school is out and fun time is in. However, all teens as well as their parents should understand the perils of driving and the increased potential for accidents during the summer season.

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