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Educate Your Teen on Safe Driving Habits

With school back in session,Wichita roads like Kellogg, Hillside and Douglas will see an increased amount of young drivers on the road. Many parents are sending their teens off to college for the first time at Wichita State University or Friends University. Other parents may have gotten their teen a car over the summer so they could drive to Southeast High or Kapaun Mt. Carmel.

Some teens will be driving for the first time ever on Wichita roads and others might be out-of-state college students that aren’t familiar with the Wichita streets. To help reduce wrecks, this guide for parents can help your teen stay safe on the road.

Automobile accidents are the leading killer of American teens. About 3,000 teens, ages 15-19, were killed in automobile accidents in 2009. This statistic doesn’t include the number of non-teens that were injured or killed in wrecks. To some, these may just be numbers, but to others, these statistics represent heartache and loss of a loved one.

Parents can help reduce the risk of their teen being injured or killed. It’s important to always talk to your teen about good driving habits, to monitor their behavior and set rules. Making rules and enforcing consequences when it comes to wearing a seat belt, alcohol, using cell phones, curfews and passengers it vital to protecting your teen.

For information on how drowsy driving can also be deadly, visit our article here. Tips for your teen to remember while driving in the rain can be found here.

For information on how to talk to your teen, visit these websites:

www.nsc.org

www.ghsa.org

www.nhtsa.gov

www.teendriversource.org

The first six to 12 months, or 1,000 miles of driving, are the most dangerous for teens. Don’t let your teen go out on the road uneducated about the dangers.

If you have had a Kansas car wreck injury that was not your fault and need medical treatment, you need an experienced professional who can help you get back on the road to recover. Call us today at 316-269-1414 or visit our contact page here. Our Kansas personal injury attorneys will provide you a free initial consultation and if we take your case you don’t pay a dime unless we recover money for you. Even then we only take a percentage of the total amount of your recovery.

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