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Teen Driving: On the Road & On Your Mind

Watching your teen get behind the wheel can be terrifying, but Safe Communities works with the community to educate and protect drivers.

This is Public Health is brought to you in partnership with the Tuscarawas County Health Department.

According to the CDC, vehicle crashes are the second leading cause of teen deaths. That’s not a statistic any parent wants to hear. Your teenager is likely excited and anxious to get their license and, in turn, their freedom. But as a mom or dad, you’re dreading the day your child turns the key and heads out into the world.

8 Teen Driving Dangers

Before your teen hits the road, sit down and have a serious, honest conversation about the real responsibilities that accompany driving and vehicle ownership. Remind your child to keep their eyes, ears, and focus on the road.

Talk with your teen about the CDC’s eight driving dangers:

  1. Inexperience
  2. Drivers with teen passengers
  3. Driving at night
  4. Not using seat belts
  5. Distracted driving
  6. Drowsy driving
  7. Impaired driving
  8. Driving recklessly

The crash risk for teens is highest during their first month on the road. Don’t put off the tough conversations- keep your teen and other drivers safe. Visit the Safe Communities page at https://www.tchdnow.org/safe-communities.html for more information on safe driving. You can also visit www.tchdnow.org or find them on Facebook for more information about the Tuscarawas County Health Department and their services.

Audrey Mattevi

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