Car crashes are the leading cause of death for US teens. Sixty-one percent of teen passengers are killed while riding with a teen driver. In response to those two statements, most US states and territories have adopted GDL laws. GDL is the acronym for Graduated Driver Licensing. While GDL does not guarantee your teen will not be involved or injured in a crash, there are ways that help evaluate the teen driver’s maturity and experience that may increase his or her safety.
I am an injury prevention educator for a local hospital and teach youth and parents how to utilize GDL components effectively. In an effort to reach more parents with this important information, I am sharing much of what I teach through a series of articles.
First in a series of articles about Teen Driving Safety found on Ezine Articles site and as an added bit of education reinforcement, you might want to grab a key bob as a positive reminder to your Teen Driver to buckle up!