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Handing over the Keys: Helping teens become safe drivers

June 26th, 2017|2 Comments

Learning to drive is an important rite of passage for most teens. It offers them greater freedom, reduces their dependence on parents and can provide new opportunities to pursue extracurricular activities, part-time jobs and time with friends. Parents also benefit as they are freed from the responsibility of having to chauffer their teens. Unfortunately, along with these new opportunities, comes great responsibility and significant risk. In fact, the number 1 cause of death for teens between the ages of 16-19 is automobile accidents and nearly 1 in 4 teens will be in an accident in their first 6 months of driving. Consequently, it is critical for parents and teens to understand these dangers and what can be done to reduce […]

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