Teen driver fatalities have declined significantly over the years. Despite this, motor vehicle crashes remain the leading cause of teen deaths.
A recent study by Liberty Mutual and SADD found that parents are setting a poor example for teens by engaging in unsafe driving behaviors, and are not listening to their kids’ warnings. Forty-one percent of teens say their parents continue these unsafe behaviors even after their teens ask them to stop, and 28% of teens say their parents justify unsafe behavior.
As a parent, you are the number one influence on your teen driver’s safety. Self-reported surveys show that teens whose parents impose driving restrictions and set good examples typically engage in less risky driving and are involved in fewer crashes.
Here's how to get started on shaping your teen into a safe and capable driver.