It’s that time of the year. Students are heading back to the classroom. And with that comes more teen drivers on the road. Teen drivers average approximately 44 percent more hours behind the wheel per week during summer vacation than during the school year, according to Students Against Destructive Decisions (SADD). And according to a joint study by Liberty Mutual and SADD, more teens die in car crashes during the summer months (June through September) than any other time of the year.
To help avoid the unthinkable, take the time to discuss safe driving behavior with your teen, including the importance of refraining from phone use while driving. Here are some examples of tips you can provide:
The TrueMotion Family app for iPhone and Android can help stimulate safe driving conversations with teens. The app’s trip reports include cellphone use while driving, speeding and other dangerous driving behavior. Much like a report card from school, the app’s driving behavior insights can help bring your teen’s driving from average to A+ in time for back to school.
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