Understand the Licensing Process in Your State
When we bring our babies home from the hospital, we are very concerned about their survival. They are precious to us. We become super-sensitive to their crying. We put an intercom in their room. We make sure their car seat is belted into the car correctly. We do everything we can to make sure they are safe!
When they reach the driving age, there is a whole new level of danger. Every parent is concerned about their child becoming a driver. Rightly so! This is the most dangerous time for a child. More teens are killed and injured in car crashes than the total of the other unintentional causes. Between 6,000 and 7,000 kids are killed in car crashes every year. Maybe even worse, more than 300,000 kids are seriously injured in car crashes each year. Brain injuries, paraplegics, quadriplegics, broken bodies.
Every parent needs to know the data on teen drivers to understand the high level of risk. What are the real odds of your child being killed or injured? If the risk is “under-perceived”, the risk is increased. Because nothing is done to decrease the risk.
Your new teen driver and your entire family are at high risk.