Monday, May 9, 2022

National Youth Traffic Safety Month 2022

Car crashes are the number one killer of teens in the United States. It's one of the reasons states like New Jersey have gradulated driver licensing laws. 

In order for these laws to reduce crashes, parents must understand and suppor them. The restrictions aim to minimize a teen driver's expore to risk as they gain experience — like adding a curfew (40 percent of all fatal teen crashes happen after 9 p.m.) and limiting the number of passengers (even one teen passenger doubles the chance of a crash).

One of the most important things adults can do is be a good role model for the young drivers in their lives. This means avoiding distractions when behind the wheel; obeying speed limits; wearing a seat belt (45 percent of teens killed in crashes weren't wearing one); and driving sober. 

Learn more: