As children head back to school this fall, some parents have one more thing to worry about – their new teen driver. Early mornings, streets and parking lots full of kids, and friends in the car can all be a challenge for the new driver. To help keep your new driver safe and accident free as they head to school this fall, share these tips:
- Get enough sleep. Teenagers’ lives are often filled with late nights, lots of after-school activities and early mornings to make it to class. Make sure to get enough shut-eye to stay alert behind the wheel.
- Never ever text and drive. In fact, put that cell phone down and out of reach while driving. That text, Facebook post, or SnapChat is not worth anyone’s life.
- Keep your focus on the road. A child can dart out in an instant. Instead of focusing on your friends’ stories and the latest song, keep your mind on the roadway and your surroundings.
- Don’t be afraid to call for a ride. Alternate transportation, or staying over at a friend’s house, may be the answer if you feel nervous about driving in bad weather or traffic or if you are just too tired to concentrate behind the wheel.
At The Gilbert Law Group, our attorneys represent accident victims to pursue the justice they deserve. If you or your loved one has been injured in an accident, call (303) 431-1111 for your free consultation with an experienced injury lawyer.