Traffic crashes are the number one
cause of death in teens, ages 16 to 19
• Vehicles kill more teens
than cancer, gang violence, suicide or drugs
• More teenage passenger
deaths occur when a
16-year-old is driving than
when a person
of any other age is
at the wheel.
These are horrifying facts. However, you have the power to help
your child survive these statistics.
Just because your child is a teenager does not mean that he or
she is irresponsible or a reckless driver. It means that inexperience
and lack of skills increases your child’s chances of being involved
in or even killed in a car crash.
It is your responsibility as a parent to decrease that risk by providing the proper knowledge and skills that will help your child
develop safe driving habits and make responsible decisions behind
the wheel. Teaching Your Teen to Drive will help you become a better coach, develop important topics to discuss with your teen,
express your feelings about responsible driving, plan driving sessions and understand California driving requirements.
By taking the time to talk
with your child, you can help develop safe drivers and reduce the
number of teenage traffic fatalities.