Child safety is the most essential knowledge any parent should have to protect their children from any and all threats. That is why we have provided you with this e-book that includes safety tips for parents as well as guidelines for how to educate children to keep themselves safe when parents may not be around. It is our hope that you will never have to personally deal with the dangers discussed in this book, but if you do, it is best to be prepared and knowledgeable about ways to prevent the situation from occurring or continuing.
Have questions? The first year of licensed driving is an exciting and dangerous time in your teen's life. But the facts are hard to hear.
The dangers of teen speeding are real. Speeding increases the distance needed to be able to stop the car while reducing reaction time to avoid a potential collision. In fact, among serious crashes where teen driver error was the cause, 21 percent occurred from going too fast for road conditions.
Motor vehicle crashes have long been one of the primary causes of death and injuries among teen drivers. But a new study by AAA finds that young motorists are also a danger to everyone else on the road. In all, nearly 3, people were killed in teen crashes inaccording to the AAA Foundation for Traffic Safety, with nearlyinjured.
Teen drivers are more likely to get into car crashes than adult drivers. Car wrecks are the leading cause of death for U. In fact, adolescents are twice as likely as adults are to get into a wreck.
The teenage years are an exciting time with new independence, later curfews, and physical self-sufficiency in the form of a car. Having a teen driver can turn a relatively laid-back parent into a hand-wringing, nail-biting nervous nelly. For me, it sometimes meant biting my tongue, reaching out to hold onto the seat, and inevitably stomping my foot on the non-existent brake.
Learning to drive a car can be an exciting time for a teenager - and a frightening time for his or her parents. And statistics show that parents really do have good reasons to be concerned. According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, in alone, there wereteenagers injured in car accidents and another 2, were killed.
Recently, I stumbled onto a topic in which the advice was the exact opposite. Get much more involved. Among this age group, death in motor vehicle accidents outstrips suicide, cancer and other types of accidents, Dr. Morris said.
In alone, 3, Americans were killed in distracted driving crashes. As many as 71 percent of teens and young people say they have composed or sent text messages while driving, according to the National Highway Traffic Security Administration. And teens, in particular, are easily driven to distraction.