How Do You Make Sure Teens Drive Safely?
Tuesday's accident has parents talking about driving safety
In light of Tuesday’s bus accident in which a pedestrian was struck by a Coach bus, parents of tweens and teens in Mahwah likely have driving at the top of their minds.
According to AAA, teen drivers are at a higher risk of crashing the first time they go at it alone, when they are driving with other teens in the car, and when they are driving at night. The group also reports that teens are more likely than adults to make calls or send texts while driving and not wear their seatbelts.
AAA’s website advises parents that even after teens get their licenses, “you and your teen should still regularly drive together so that you can provide feedback and instruction.”
How do Mahwah parents feel?
How do you make sure your kids don’t engage in risky driving behaviors? How much involvement should parents have in driving decisions once kids are licensed drivers?