By Peter Wallin
Elmira NY Insurance Agents and Father of 3 young drivers
Teen’s driving tied to folks– Strict rules from parents lead to safer kids and fewer accidents.
According to a USA Today article, parents who are actively involved in setting rules and
boundaries lead to safer teen drivers. “The real message is that parents matter,” experts say.
“If you take this seriously and you are an active parent in knowing where your children are
going and setting appropriate rules combined with warmth and support, you can actually make a tremendous difference.”
As a father of 3 young drivers (ages 18,19,21) I worry every time they get behind the wheel. I know I have no control over them once they leave my driveway, but I am hoping they have learned enough from my wife and me through the years. They have watched us drive and we have been their role models. Now, we ask that they text us a quick message when they reach their destination (not while they are driving!). We just want them to be safe.
Car accidents are the leading cause of death of people 16-20 year olds.
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