In 2011, a study done by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) found that over 40% of high schoolers admitted to texting and driving on a consistent basis.
How can parent’s best prepare their kids to be safe drivers?
Set a good example!
Interesting fact: A poll of teenagers (12-17) found that 48% of teens have been in a car where an adult has used their phone while behind the wheel.
You are their first role model!
The best thing a parent can do for their kid’s safety is to put their phone on silent and then place it in the glove compartment while they themselves are driving.
Sign a pledge with them – when they drive responsibly they will be rewarded.
Interesting fact: Making a child understand how important they are to a parent can prove incredibly effective.