Is Your Teenager a Safe Driver?

Teenage driver female photoA young driver in the United States is involved in a fatal car crash nearly every two hours, according to the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration .

That’s from 2011 statistics that showed more than 5,000 young drivers (ages 15-20) were involved in fatal car crashes, with more than 1,900 deaths and 180,000 injuries behind the wheel.

During the National Teen Driver Safety Week, parents and teens are encouraged to discuss ways to ensure that teens receive supervised driving practice, learn critical driving skills, and create family rules regarding teen driving when they become licensed drivers.

Here are tips and ideas to help parents talk with their teenagers about how to become a safe driver, shared by the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration and

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