For many teens, a driver’s license is a sign of independence. However, the CDC lists driver independence as the leading cause of the estimated 2,300 teen driver fatalities sustained in 2015 alone. According to the CDC, parents play a crucial role in teen driver safety.
It comes down to more than you being a role model. There are several things you can do to ensure your child doesn’t have so much independence that they are at risk of a Hollywood traffic accident: