(800) 738-4046
Local: (214) 231-0544

We know what it takes to win.

Keep Teens Safer Behind the Wheel: What Parents Can Do

By The Law Office of WT Johnson on November 7, 2014

Every year, hundreds of parents throughout Texas watch as their child takes a car on the road alone for the first time. Experienced Dallas car wreck attorneys with teens know that drivers age 16 to 19 face the highest risk for a vehicle accident. That’s why they recommend to all parents that families learn the risks teen drivers face and take steps to reduce them.

Here are some of the top risks that teen drivers face, along with ways parents can help their kids stay safe:

Inexperienced Drivers

Teens are at their highest risk of an accident in the first year they have their driver’s license. To help your teen get needed experience behind the wheel, make sure your child gets 30 to 50 hours of supervised driving practice in the first six months. Practice at different times of day, in varying weather conditions and on different driving surfaces. Remind teens that cars aren’t the only things to watch out for: pedestrians, bicyclists and other road hazards can cause a crash as well.

Distracted Driving

Distracted driving is becoming a hazard for all drivers, but it can be especially tough for teens, who have grown up with cell phones and other technology. Make strict rules about reducing distractions like cell phones and teen passengers, and set consequences – like losing driving privileges – if a teen violates them.

Seat Belt Use

Enforcing seat belt use is one of the easiest ways to help teens prevent a crash, but it only works if you buckle up. Add “always wear a seat belt” to the “ground rules” for allowing your teen to drive, and set a good example by buckling up every time you get in a vehicle, too.

If you need legal assistance after a car accident, feel free to contact The Law Office of WT Johnson.

Related Articles:

Posted in: Car Accidents

If you would like to discuss your claim with a member of our team, don’t hesitate to call us at (214) 231-0544. We’re ready to help you, and won’t rest until you receive the settlement you deserve.

Office Location

The Law Office of WT Johnson
901 Main Street
Suite 6551
Dallas, Texas 75202

Toll Free: (800) 738-4046
Local: (214) 231-0544
Click for directions

Connect With Us

Copyright & Disclaimer

The Law Office of WT Johnson Disclaimer: The legal information presented at this site should not be construed to be formal legal advice, nor the formation of a lawyer or attorney client relationship. Any results set forth herein are based upon the facts of that particular case and do not represent a promise or guarantee. Please contact a lawyer for a consultation on your particular legal matter. This web site is not intended to solicit clients for matters outside of the state of Texas.

© 2019 by The Law Office of WT Johnson. All Rights Reserved.

Website Design, SEO and Legal Internet Marketing by: SLS Consulting | Blog Sitemap