Source: NHTSA Center for Statistics and Analysis, October 2009, Top 10 Leading Causes of Death in the United States for 2006, by Age Group.
The single most important step you can take to protect the life of your teen is to be actively involved in the learning-to-drive experience. Supervised driving – practice driving with you in the passenger seat as coach – is actually some of the safest driving your teen will do. By teaching under low-risk conditions and gradually introducing new roads and traffic conditions, you help your teen gain needed experience through practice driving. Supervised driving will also help you gauge your teen’s progress toward solo driving. Even though your teen might be old enough to get a license, you guide the learning-to-drive process and ultimately decide when your teen is ready.
Be the solution. Understanding the risks and knowing the facts will prepare both you and your teen for the road ahead.