Severe weather can be both frightening and dangerous for travelers. Winter storms, bad weather and sloppy road conditions are a factor in nearly half a million crashes and more than 2, road deaths every winter, according to research by the AAA Foundation for Traffic Safety. Drivers should know the safety rules for dealing with winter road emergencies. AAA urges drivers to be cautious while driving in adverse weather.
Teen Safe Driving Awareness Week is Dec. | The Lymes, CT Patch
Having regular conversations about safety, practicing driving together, and leading by example goes a long way in ensuring your teen makes smart decisions when they get behind the wheel. Create a Parent-Teen Driving Agreement that puts your rules in writing to clearly set expectations and limits. Talk with your teen and come up with a plan to outline hazards to avoid and consequences for breaking rules. Keep it on the fridge and update it as your teen gains experience and more driving privileges. The deadliest months for motor-vehicle collisions are as follows:. Considering that the next deadliest month for car collisions is December, teens should practice safe driving all year long.
Start Smart: Free Teen Driving Safety Program: Thursday, Dec. 1 at Concord High School
New motorists cause a large number of distracted driving accidents. Distracted driving causes almost 60 percent of crashes involving teen drivers. Kids can be observant little sponges; even the youngest minds can grasp the concept of good driving behavior.
Each participant will split the driving time in the car, but both will get to experience all of the classroom and defensive driving drills covered in the standard teen program format. Students will benefit from the "watch and learn" environment of a Double-Up Day. Many parents sign up for the Double-Up Day so they can participate and also bond with their teen.