Tips for Teen Driving"Mom, Dad, can I borrow the car?"
Is this where the saying, "if I had a nickel every time I heard that," comes from?
Research backs up your intuition that you should think twice before you hand the keys over to your sad-eyed, pouty-lipped teen who's begging you to let her take your new car for a spin to the mall.
Related: Road Rules for Teen Drivers
According to the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA), traffic crashes are the leading cause of death of teenagers in the United States. Statistics show that teens are involved in three times as many fatal crashes as all other drivers.
It's summer, which means curfews are pushed back, parental supervision is less overbearing, and teens are more anxious than ever to have their friends pile in the car and take off. Here are a few important rules to establish with your teen when it comes to driving:
- Buckle up: Seatbelts may not seem "cool," but they save lives. The majority of teens involved