Ford Driving Skills for Life brings advanced driver training clinics to Atlanta

Ford Driving Skills for Life brings advanced driver training clinics to Atlanta

Ford Driving Skills for Life brings advanced driver training clinics to Atlanta

Note: Statistics provided by the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration. "However, everyday behaviors become lethal when a new inexperienced driver chooses to engage in them behind the wheel-talking to friends, putting on makeup, texting, selfies, or social media posts are just some of the activities that are perfectly safe and legal to do, until you choose to do them behind the wheel", said Dr. Kelly Browning, Executive Director of Impact Teen Drivers.

One of the top priorities to talk to your teen about should be buckling up every time, in every seat. Nationally in 2015, nearly one out of five teen passenger vehicle drivers involved in fatal crashes had been drinking. According to AAA, teen drivers were involved in almost 14,000 fatal crashes in the past five years.

Unlike in generations past, when getting a license essentially meant a 16-year-old could hit the road unrestricted, the graduated license system recognizes the driving process involves a learning curve that cannot be taught through books or in a classroom.

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STATEWIDE-Teen driving deaths are down in the state of Indiana. The latest results from State Farm show that the number of IN teens involved IN fatal vehicle crashes has gone down 30% between 2005 and 2015. There is no such thing as having too many conversations about the dangers of distracted and impaired driving - as well as practicing what is being preached. Not surprisingly, the study found that more than half of teen drivers (57 percent) would prefer to learn driving skills from someone other than their own parents.

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The Goleta PD is aware of the importance of role models in a youth's development. This is a unsafe habit that can lead to drowsy driving. All states have instituted stricter guidelines with varying degrees of severity for teen drivers since the 1990s.

Stick to the speed limit. Make sure your teen gets a good night's sleep; their grades, their friends, their passengers, and other drivers will thank them because they'll be a safer driver.

With increased patrols, State Police also remind drivers of Virginia's "Move Over" law, which requires motorists to move over when approaching an emergency vehicle stopped alongside the road. "We need parents to set the rules before their teens hit the road", added Martinez.

Knowing the difference between helpful connected vehicle technology and technology that is a distraction will be essential to the safety of our newest drivers and it's up to parents and guardians to help educate them on this important topic.

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