Kids are always at risk of car accidents, but over the next few weeks, many teens will be on spring break from either high school or college. With time off from school and spring break parties common throughout Tuscaloosa, young people are in even more danger of being involved in car accidents.
Our Tuscaloosa accident attorneys know that talking to kids and modeling good driving behavior are the top things that parents can do to help reduce the risk of teen auto accidents. Before your kids go out to celebrate this spring break, you should have a long talk with them about the dangers of unsafe driving.
Talking to Your Kids About Spring Break Risks
Kids are in danger of getting into auto accidents not only when they are driving but also when they are out with their friends. In fact, studies have shown that the more teenagers there are in a car together, the greater the chance of an accident occurring. This is true whether your kids are headed to a party or a day at the mall for spring break, or even if they are carpooling home from college to spend some time at home over vacation.
Parents, therefore, should talk to their kids even if they don’t have a driver’s license of their own yet in order to help them avoid putting themselves into a dangerous situation.
Some of the things that parents of teens should mention when discussing spring break driving dangers include:
Parents should be sure to have this important conversation on the dangers of spring break driving as soon as possible to help kids to stay safe over the mid-semester vacation.
Report: Alabama Teen Driver Fatalities on the Rise, Alabama Injury Attorneys Blog, February 28, 2013.
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Posted By: Jaimie Copeland