During this week, the National Highway Transportation Safety Administration (NHTSA) encourages teens and adults alike to remember the important pillars of safe driving. Per the NHTSA, automobile crashes are the largest cause of death among 14-18 year olds, so this week is meant to help educate parents and teens alike about avoiding the dangers on the road.
In a recent survey, the NHTSA found that only 25% of parents have had a serious discussion with their teenagers about how to drive safely. They are using this week to help parents teach their teens about the concept of “5 To Drive.”
The NHTSA promotes the following five rules for safe teenage driving:
- No cell phone usage
- No extra passengers
- No speeding
- No alcohol
- No riding or driving without a seat belt
During National Teen Driver Safety Week, our Alabama car accident lawyers wish to join with the NHTSA to remind you to discuss safe driving with your teens.
If the worst should ever happen, our attorneys at Long & Long are here to help you and your teenager. Our accident lawyers offer free case reviews and can help you determine if your accident was the result of another’s negligence. Please contact us today or call (251) 432-2277.