Yes it’s that time in our house. Our oldest just turned 16 and will soon be behind the wheel. Before placing her foot on the pedals though there is a lot that goes into teaching teens to drive safe that you can do right at the kitchen table. I mean having discussions about the dangers of becoming distracted when driving. There are so many dangerous distractions nowadays, many more than when I was 16 I would say, and those need to be talked about…at length! Here are a few ways to approach the topic and statistics to use when having those discussions with your teenager. Special thanks goes out to Allstate for sponsoring this post so we could share our strategies with you.
I know it’s hard for my kids to believe but cell phones really didn’t exist when I was a teenager and learning to drive. I only knew a few people who even owned one, they were HUGE, and really expensive. Now you can see first graders with cell phones…it’s just a way of life (an appendage to some) and a huge danger when it comes to driving. The main culprit for teens becoming distracted while driving, and adults too…let’s be honest.
Here are a few statistics from Allstate in regards to cell phones and driving: