Three Ways Parents Can Positively Impact Their Teen Drivers

| January 24, 2020 @ 2:00 pm

By Brianna Hoge

Getting a driver’s license is a huge milestone in a teenager’s life, but for parents, it is often – understandably – a time of fear and stress.

According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, six teens ages 16 to 19 are killed in a motor vehicle crash every day. The Insurance Institute for Highway Safety says that maturity and lack of experience elevate the crash rate among teenage drivers. A parent’s supervision and instruction in the first years of driving are crucial to the ­­advancement of their child’s driving abilities, according to Despina Stavrinos, Ph.D., associate professor in the University of Alabama at Birmingham Department of Psychology and director of the UAB Translational Research for Injury Prevention.

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