Suite360 Student Lesson Name: Driving Safely
Brief Summary: Distracted driving for teens (16-19 years old) has resulted in the highest rate of accidents out of any age group that drive. Studies show that teens just don’t have the same level of experience or responsibility as adults when it comes to getting behind the wheel. Peer pressure, distractions such as friends and electronic devices, immaturity as well as a lack of experience all contribute to the highest rate of fatal crashes in this age group. Over the course of this lesson we will take a look at the statistics, facts, and situations that contribute to distracted driving as well as look at ways to limit distractions for teen drivers.
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The following are good resources to refer to in having a discussion with your student or child. Some of the sites are specific to teen drivers and some are specifically listed for additional information pertaining to driving facts and statistics.