Teach Teens Safe Driving Habits
North American Precis Syndicate
You can teach your teen to be a smart, safe driver. (NAPS)
(NAPSI)—Getting a driver’s license is an exciting time for a
teenager but can be a worrisome time for parents. Motor vehicle crashes are
the leading cause of death among 15- to 20-year-old drivers, according to the
National Center for Health Statistics. To help
reduce the risk, Les Schwab Tires shares some tips on helping keep teen
drivers safe and lowering their chances of getting into an accident. Les
Schwab is committed to helping keep the road safe for all drivers.
Driver’s Ed Course
The more experience a driver has, the better. Professional driving lessons
will give your young driver more confidence on the road and the ability to
react more quickly to unexpected situations.
He or she should learn to follow these simple but critical rules:
• Obey the posted speed limits. Excess speed can lead to auto
• Always wear a seat belt. Your teen should make sure all of his or
her passengers buckle up, too.
• Hands should be on the steering wheel and eyes on the road.
Attentive driving helps a driver maintain better control if faced with a
• Most teenage auto accidents are the result of some form of
distraction. Cell phone use poses one of the greatest risks. The driver
should place mobile phones out of reach, in the glove box or backseat.
Texting can wait.
• Restrict the number of passengers in the car, as every additional
passenger adds unnecessary distractions.
• Your teen may be tempted to eat, apply makeup or blast music while
cruising around town; however, they all can draw his or her attention away
from the road.
Keep up with Regular Car
• Keeping a car well maintained is an easy way to help your teen
stay safe. Regularly check on the condition of basic equipment such as
windshield wipers, tires, headlights and fluid levels.
• Take advantage of Les Schwab’s free pre-trip
safety check, which includes a visual inspection of tires, alignment,
brakes and more.
Know that Accidents Happen
Prepare for the possibility that your teens may get in an accident or have
a roadside issue. Be sure they know what to do and whom to call if an
accident occurs or roadside assistance is needed.
For more information on how Les Schwab’s tire experts can help keep
you and your teen driver safe on the road, visit www.lesschwab.com.
About Les Schwab Tire Centers
Les Schwab Tire Centers (www.lesschwab.com)
is one of the leading independent tire dealers in the United States, with more than 7,000 employees
and more than 475 locations throughout Oregon,
The company has been recognized for its business practices through several
awards, including a Milestone award from the Oregon Sustainability Board,
Oregon Economic and Community Development Department honors, an Environmental
Excellence Award from the Association of Washington Business, an Integrity
Counts award from the Northern Idaho Better Business Bureau, and The
Oregonian’s 2012, 2013, 2014, 2015, 2016 and 2017 Top Workplaces
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