This week, October 19-25, is National Teen Driver Safety Week (NTDSW), and in our opinion one of the most important weeks of the year. There are more and more young drivers on the roads today and their driving habits might not be the best.
According to www.teendriversource.org, “a recent CHOP study found that 75 percent of serious teen crashes were due to a critical teen driver error, with three common errors accounting for nearly half of all serious crashes:
- Driving too fast for road conditions
- Being distracted
- Failing to detect a hazard”
We know when you’re first learning to drive, we all know we can sometimes tune out what our parents are telling us, however, parent constructive criticism can be some of the most important criticism we receive and it could save our life if we’re ever put in one of the situations above. In fact, Teen Driver Source believes a teen should have 65+ hours of supervised practice before being allowed to drive alone, or with friends.