Research shows teens spend 44 percent more hours driving each week in the summer than during the school year. Sixteen-year-olds have higher crash rates than drivers of any other age. Motor vehicle crashes are the leading cause of death among 15-to 20-year olds.
The Insurance Information Institute (III) recommends taking the following steps to ensure the safety of your teen: Pick a safe car, trucks and SUV’s should be avoided.
Also, have your teen take a driver’s education course. And most importantly, talk to your teen about the dangers of combining driving with alcohol, drugs, lack of sleep and distractions.