Your first born child has just blown out the sixteen candles on their birthday cake, kissed you good-bye, and hopped behind the wheel of their car for their first time out on the road without parental supervision. But even though they have been trained and gotten their license, your kids will still learn from you the best ways to drive and avoid getting into an auto accident.
As car accident lawyers, we believe that teenage car drivers tend to be the ones on the road who cause the most automobile accidents. These car crashes can happen even when you have the best car insurance policy covering your teen driver simply because they do not have as much experience behind the wheel.
In the worst cases, teenage auto accidents can turn into fatal automobile accidents. So as a parent, you are probably asking yourself what you can do to ensure that your teenage driver will be safe on the road. In reality, the choices you, as a parent, make in a car and how you avoid auto accidents will have a big impact.
Here are some tips for showing by example how to be a safe driver:
- Wear your seat belt at all times
- Come to a complete stop at stop signs
- Observe all posted speed limits
- Use your signal to change lanes
- Avoid distractions known to cause car accidents (i.e. cell phones)
- Treating other drivers courteously
As car accident lawyers, we believe that parental guidance can be the first step to reducing the number of teenage car accident statistics. If teen drivers see how smart and safe their parents are, then they can use those same tips to help steer clear of automobile accidents.
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SENIOR PERSONAL INJURY ATTORNEY & FIRM FOUNDER
Michael Pines is a former insurance company attorney who graduated from the University of California Hastings College of the Law in 1987. While he was an insurance attorney, he learned from behind the scenes how insurance companies work and how they decide how much to pay injured people. Now that he works against insurance companies, Michael’s inside knowledge has resulted in significant benefits to his clients injured in car accidents. Learn more about Michael Pines