Monday, July 25, 2011

10 Summer Driving Safety Tips for Your Teen Driver

Consumer Reports says that car crashes are the leading cause of death for teens and that risk climbs even higher during the summer months.

More free time, relaxed parental curfews, and less supervision overall combine to create a higher risk for teen driving accidents and deaths when school is out. In 2009, more teens died in the months of July and August than any other months of the year.

Below are 10 key safety tips to help your teen stay safe on the road during the summer months.
  • Buckle up.
  • Put down the phone.
  • Limit passengers.
  • Slow it down.
  • Don’t drink and drive.
  • Driving at night.
  • Turn it down.
  • Don’t drive when you don’t have to.
  • Wear comfortable, functional clothing.
  • Make sure your teen has a safe and well maintained car.

Read the complete Consumer Reports article, with more details on each tip.

Consumer Reports distracted driving and teen safety section.

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1 comment:

  1. The most important thing to check is your coolant level. Most cars have a transparent tank that allows you to read the fluid level easily. But you should also take off the radiator cap and peek inside