Monday, December 10, 2007
Driving Tips For Teen Drivers

This is not to discriminate teen drivers, but this post is about protecting them or you if you are on. Although grown ups tend to get into car crashes too, there is more concern about teen drivers behind the wheel. Why? Because car crashes are the leading cause of teen fatalities. So if you don't want to be just another statistic, I think you should drive carefully. And to help you become a better driver, Allstate Foundation has these tips for you as reported by The Auto Channel:

  • Keep your eyes on the road. According to a national survey of teens conducted by The Allstate Foundation, 56 percent of teens talk on their cell phones while driving, and 13 percent read or write text messages. Driving with distractions is a major cause of crashes. Make it a goal to celebrate 2008 with your friends instead of the mortician.
  • Slow down. The survey also found nearly 90 percent of teens admit to speeding. Speeding is one of the main causes for teen car crashes. Be a rebel and drive the speed limit this holiday season.
  • Half of teens from the survey said they wouldn't speak up if a friend was driving recklessly. Would you speak up if your life was in danger? If not, make a New Year's resolution to grow a backbone.
  • Use your buckle. Roughly two-thirds of teens who die in car wrecks are not buckled up, reports the Insurance Institute for Highway Safety. This season, give your friends the gift of life and tell them to buckle up.

These are just some easy tips which you can have no trouble following. You can follow these tips not only during the holiday season but throughout the year for all your times behind the wheel.

posted by Car Addict @ 5:57 PM  
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