Family with having young drivers need to be extra cautions on allowing them to drive the car. (Photo : Reuters)
Car crashes are still the No. 1 killer of the 16 to 34 age demographic according to a recent report by the Insurance Institute for Highway Safety.
According to the report, "Historically speaking, one of the worst days for traffic fatalities is next Wednesday, July 4. In fact, it's the deadliest day on average for America's teens, and it's not much better for their fellow drivers."
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Between 2006-2010, more than 800 people have been killed in car crashes or due to severe injuries. An additional of 140 people are projected to be added to that group report this 2012. More than 10 percent of the car crashes involved the death of teens.
Advice for teens and their parents
Family of young drivers need to be extra cautions when handing over the keys. So here are a few tips:
1. No texting while driving
Teenagers may have heard from their teachers, friends, TV commercials and a host of other sources, but that doesn't mean that they understand the danger of it. So, in such extreme cases, install an app like PhoneGuard on their cell phones, it could just work better in safe driving.
2. Avoid distractions
Texting is not the only danger for teen drivers, other distractions such as eating, putting on make up and chatting with friends increase the potential for accidents.
3. Reminding them about legal hassles
Multiple tickets are not only expensive, but they can ultimately lead to suspended licenses. Explaining this to your teen could make all the difference.