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Follow These Safe Driving Tips for Teens This Summer

Share these safe driving tips with your teen drivers

In the summer months, Wisconsin teenagers are out of school and spend more time on the road. This combination of fewer responsibilities and more free time often leads to a higher number of accidents. Fortunately, you can prevent many of those accidents with careful driving. The following steps can all lead to a safe, fun summer for your teenage drivers.

Focus on Driving

Distracted driving remains a potent safety hazard for drivers of all ages. The one you hear about most often is texting and driving. If you are looking down and typing on your phone, you can’t see what is happening around you, and that leads to accidents. Distracted driving is more than this, though; if you are turning to look at friends, eating or drinking, or even playing with your radio, it can pull your attention from the road. It only takes a second for a risk to emerge on the road. Keep your focus on the task at hand.

Follow the Law

The teenage years often bring rebellion. For some, this means pushing against driving restrictions: driving over the speed limit, driving without a seat belt, or drinking and driving. It might seem thrilling, but any of these can result in accidents with serious injuries. Driving laws are in place not to restrict you, but to protect you. Take your time and follow the rules of the road to stay safe.

Stay Alert

One of the perks of summer for many teens is the chance to stay out late and do more during the day. While this can give you fuller, more exciting days, it can also leave you exhausted at the end of it. If you are driving tired, that is not much better than driving drunk. Your reflexes slow and your attention wanes. Get the rest you need and make sure you are ready to drive. Summer is a great time for teenagers to enjoy freedom that they don’t have during the school year. When you get behind the wheel, you still need to take it seriously. Be careful, and enjoy a fun, safe summer.