5 Rules for Safer Driving


The National Highway Transportation and Safety Administration wants to remind parents to discuss with their teens these five rules for safer driving.
  1. No Alcohol.  It is illegal for anyone under 21 to drink in the United States, yet 17 percent of drunk drivers involved in fatal crashes in 2013 were 16 to 20 years old.
  2. No cell phone use or texting while driving.  Ten percent of all drivers 15 to 19 years old involved in fatal crashes were reported as distracted at the time of the crashes. As a new video we released today, along with our partners at the Ad Council, makes clear, texting while you’re behind the wheel is a dangerous and a selfish choice.
  3. No driving or riding without a seat belt.  In 2013, 55 percent of people ages 16 to 20 who died in vehicle crashes

    were not wearing seat belts at the time of the crash.

  4. No speeding.  About 35 percent of male drivers and 21 percent of female drivers ages 15 to 20 involved in fatal crashes  were speeding in 2013.
  5. No extra passengers.  Teen drivers were two-and-a-half times more likely to engage in one or more potentially risky behaviors when driving with another teen compared to when driving alone, according to a study analyzed by NHTSA.

1 Comment

  1. Eliza Cranston

    Thank you for sharing these safe driving tips. My daughter is taking driving lessons right now and will probably get her license in a few weeks, and I want to be sure that she is safe behind the wheel. I know that they emphasize these points in drivers' ed, but I'll be sure to discuss them with her as well to be sure that she understands the seriousness of road safety. http://www.tautritedrivingschool.com/contact-us.html


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