Some of the toughest jobs on the planet are: protecting our great country in battle, ice road trucking, Alaskan crab fishing, prison warden, and being a statuesque guard at Buckingham Palace. But those jobs are nothing compare to the challenges of being a parent.
The constant teaching, loving, and worrying that comes along with parenting is not a part-time gig, it’s around the clock, and it is as demanding as it is rewarding.
When you kids are young you worry that they will fall and hurt themselves, won’t eat enough fruits and vegetables, or if they are getting enough sleep. But parenting takes on a new level of difficulty as they grow into their teen years. This is because now your teenager has the right to operate, maneuver, and be in charge of a moving box of machinery and steel. That’s right… now your child can drive.
So how can you teach your new driver to be as safe as possible while driving?
Here are 7 driving tips to share with your teenager
Seven of the top 10 deadliest days of the year occurring between the Memorial Day and Labor Day holidays.
According to a 2010 AAA analysis of crash data by the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA), the dates with the highest number of fatalities include June 10, July 4, July 9, Aug. 8 and Aug. 14
Facts on the 100 deadliest days of driving
- There are 37 percent more highway fatalities on July 4 than the average July day. It is the deadliest day to drive with more than 409 motorists dying and more than 49, 500 people injured over the holiday weekends.
- In 2013, more than 371, 000 people were injured, and nearly 3, 000 were killed in crashes involving a teen driver
- Teens are 3x as likely to crash in the summer time due to the carefree attitude and more time with friends. Distracted driving is a real problem amongst teens,
- the majority of people killed (66%) and injured (67%) in crashes involving a teen driver are people other than the teen themselves
- In 2013, an average of 220 teen drivers and passengers died in traffic crashes during each of the summer months.