Parents Encouraged to Show and Tell Teens How to Drive in Wintry Weather

18 Dec 2018

Sadly, two teens were involved in two different serious car accidents recently in Ohio. One accident in Preble County involved a 16-year-old who has killed in the accident and the other involved a teen in Centerville who flipped their car.

Investigators said the cause of both accidents was that both teens were driving at high speeds on slick roads. No matter what your experience is with driving, you need to be extra cautious when driving on slick roads in the wintertime, according to Ohio State Patrol.

The 17-year-old teen in Centerville was lucky tobe alive after flipping his car the other night near Wilmington Pike and I-675. He came out of the accident with no injuries. But, Wyatt Clevenger wasn’t so lucky as the 16-year-old died in the fatal accident on Wayne Trace Rd in Preble County. According to police, he hit a guardrail after running off the road.

A lot of problems could be avoided if people would just take their time when driving and slow down Sergeant Simmons commented. And, parents need to step in and helpless experienced drivers.

 said they just hope parents will sit down with their teens or even go out with them and teach them how to drive on snow covered roads.

So, what can parents do?

First, know the facts surrounding teenage driving. Some teens:

  • Speed
  • Have peers as passengers
  • Drink and drive
  • Drive at night
  • Drive distracted

All these things increase their already high risk of accidents.

Parents should be good coaches. As a parent, you need to set clear expectations for dangerous driving behaviors ― like those above and stay calmas you reinforce them.

Practice regularly with your teen driving in harsh climates. Ensure there’s an emergency kit in the vehicle at all times.

And, you may want to invest in a GPS vehicle tracking and locator device. Should something happen and your teen does get involved in an accident, you’ll want to be able to get to them as quickly as possible. GPS tracking for teen drivers will give you instant data on the whereabouts of the vehicle at all times, allowing you to track down your teen.

You need to stay pro-active and involved as a parent of a newly-minted teen driver. Monitor your teenager’s driving behavior, even after they’ve obtained their license. Continue coaching them about safe driving as it takes time, judgment, skill, and experience to learn how to safely drive, especially in the winter. If you’re considering getting a GPS tracking device for you teen driver, contact us here at LiveViewGPS and we will walk you through your options. 1-888-544-0494

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