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Teen Driving Tips for Accident Prevention

Inexperienced drivers are at a higher risk for accidents than almost any other type of driver. According to the Insurance Institute for Highway Safety, teens are especially at risk because of their immaturity and lack of experience behind the wheel. The idea of mobile independence is often exciting for teens, and accidents and personal injury are often the furthest things …

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Fewer Car Accidents Happen When Teens Spend More Hours Practicing Driving

Your child is now a teenager, and it’s time for that awkward conversation. You’re probably anxious – dreading it, perhaps. Does Dad get the job? Or Mom and Dad together? Maybe you should leave it up to the school? Well, teachers are educators, but parents need to be in on this one, too. Because what you teach your kid about driving will stay with them for a lifetime on the roads – hopefully a long lifetime! Colorado State Patrol Chief Colonel James Wolfinbarger reminds everyone that this is National Teen Driver Safety Week and nervous parents can now access lots of online resources for driver’s education. The harsh facts cannot be ignored. Before anything else, you and your young adult must address the seriousness of driving a motor vehicle. In the United States as a whole, the fatality rate for 16- to 19-year-old drivers is four times that for 25- to 69-year-old drivers. Here are five reasons why: