National Teen Driver Safety Week 2017 – October 15 -21, 2017

12 Oct 2017

For teens, learning to drive, and gaining the freedom driving affords, is an important rite of passage. For parents, allowing your teen that freedom, and immense responsibility, is one of the most terrifying challenges you will face. National Teen Driver Safety Week 2017 is designed to help provide teens with the knowledge and tools they need to adopt safer behaviors and take fewer risks behind the wheel.

National Teen Driver Safety Week is one week Congress has designated must be set aside each year to help raise awareness about topics that specifically affect teens when driving. The goal is to offer educational opportunities and experiences that will not only get the attention of today’s driving teens, but also change dangerous driving habits that tend to permeate younger drivers.

By educating teens about the variety of ways they can be impaired behind the wheel, the risks that driving impaired increases, and the potential consequences involved in making poor decisions while driving. Among common activities teens engage in that impair teens’ abilities to drive are the following:

  • Consuming Alcohol
  • Drug Use
  • Fatigue – Driving While Tired
  • Distracted Driving (texting, changing radio stations, interacting with friends in the vehicle, applying makeup, etc.)
  • Emotional Driving

The 2017 event is set to take place October 15-21, 2017 and parents are urged to encourage their teens, those driving and who will be driving within the next year, to attend and participate in local awareness events.

What Can You Do to Improve Teen Safety Behind the Wheel?

As parents, you want to do everything in your power to protect your teen – even when you can’t be there in person to do so. These are a few things you can do that will help you allow your teen to drive with greater confidence and peace of mind.

  • Set a Solid Example – Wear your seatbelt every time you get in the car, avoid using your mobile phone while driving, obey traffic laws, and don’t drive while distracted. Avoid alcohol use, drug use, and applying cosmetics when getting behind the wheel.
  • Invest in GPS Teen Tracking GPS teen tracking not only allows you to quickly locate your teen when accidents (or rumors of accidents) occur, but also allows you to monitor your teen’s behavior behind the wheel. You can receive instant notification if your teen drives recklessly, excessively fast, outside of designated hours, or outside of specifically defined geographic boundaries.

It will never be easy to give your teen the wings he needs to learn important life lessons, but GPS tracking and educational events, like National Teen Driver Safety Week 2017, can help make it a little less difficult.

If you have a teen driver or are about to have a teen driver, give us a call here at LiveViewGPS at 1-888-544-0494  to discuss getting a GPS teen tracking device for your new teenager driver.

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