Avoid these teen-driver 'danger zones'

 'Danger Zones' for teen driversEncouraging news from the 2011 National Youth Risk Behavior Survey: Compared with 10 years ago, more teens use seat belts, and fewer drink and drive or ride with a drunk driver.
     Yet the Centers for Disease Control reminds us that car crashes remain the No. 1 killer of teens, causing 3,000 fatalities per year.
     You can become familiar with the CDC’s eight danger zones and help prevent teen crashes. Among the eight critical factors: Limit teen passengers, as mandated by graduated licensing laws in states like Washington and Oregon. Read the list of eight danger zones in this Philadelphia Enquirer blog.

by  Jon Osterberg




02/06/2014 12:37 PM

I just turned 16, and recently started driving alone. I have personally experienced the danger zones mentioned above. Chiefly the inexperience danger zone. I recall multiple accounts of close encounters where in hindsight, i reacted poorly, to my driving environment. But i have noticed that once a bad mistake is made, i don't make the same mistake again. Mainly out of fear of the consequences of a bad accident.

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