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Are Parents the Key to Safer Teen Driving in Atlanta?

Are Parents the Key to Safer Teen Driving in Atlanta?

Atlanta Injury Blog > 2011 > November > Are parents the key to safer teen driving in Atlanta?

Parents, ask yourself these top ten questions:

  1. Do you roll through stop signs?
  2. How do you respond when another driver cuts you off?
  3. Do you read your emails and text messages at the wheel, even if you are stopped at a signal light?
  4. Do you speed when you are running late?
  5. Do you wear your seatbelt?
  6. Do you tailgate or keep a safe following distance?
  7. Do you drive aggressively?
  8. Have you been involved in one too many Atlanta accidents?
  9. Do you use your cell phone behind the wheel?
  10. Do you fail to yield the right of way to other vehicles, pedestrians, and motorcyclists?

Parents have a big impact on the driving behaviors of their teens. Although most parents do not realize it, their children pay attention to everything they do behind the wheel.
Parents need to be reminded that they are an example for their children. In fact, children watch their parents from a young age, so the strongest way to send a message to children is to practice good habits.

Because most driving skills are learned, parents need to make sure that they are wearing their seatbelts, not texting or using their cell phones behind the wheel, driving the speed limits, minimizing distractions, and maintaining a safe following distance.

A parent can be the key to a safe teen driver. Even the safest driver can be involved in a car accident in Georgia due to a negligent driver. If you have been hurt, please call an experienced Atlanta car crash lawyer at The Kalka Law Group to schedule your free legal consultation today.


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