A recent report by the National Safety Council indicates that while Labor Day marked the close of a period known as the 100 deadliest days for teens on the road, these issues don’t stop being a concern just because class is back in session. Rather, awareness and prevention of teen roadway fatalities should be a year-round priority.
It’s estimated that some 1,500 young driver-related crashes occur from Memorial Day to Labor Day. Because parents recognize this as a particularly dangerous time, they practice a kind of hyper-vigilance in ensuring their teens are following safe driving practices. But as this tragedy reveals, our vigilance can’t stop there.
The NSC recently issued an infographic detailing relevant information on teen driving fatalities that it encourages parents to print out and post on the family refrigerator – something to serve as a constant reminder to be mindful of the ever-present risks.
Among the facts highlighted:
Keeping this information in mind may go a long way toward reminding your teen to be on his or her best behavior by the wheel and hopefully, avoiding another tragedy.
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