For many teenagers, getting their driver’s license represents independence and a step into adulthood. Before handing over the keys to your teen, you should understand some of the serious consequences. Injury is the single biggest killer of Australian youth and nearly half of all young Australian injury deaths are due to road traffic crashes. Get a better understanding of the numbers around teenage driver fatalities in the detailed infographic below.
Key Risk Factors For Teenage Driver Fatalities
- Inexperience that leads to driver error
- Drinking and driving
- Driving with teenage passengers
- Night driving
- Distractions such as using phones or listening to music
- Low seat belt use
Regardless of the cause, understanding the risk factors that could get your teens killed can help you apply the appropriate actions to avoid the worst from happening.
What Can Be Done?
We’ve compiled our 7 Top Tips for Parents of Teenage Drivers list. It covers things like being a good example to your kids, restricting night time driving and limiting passengers. With the use of Free Vehicle Tracking you can remotely monitor speeding and night time driving. This will have a major impact on the safety of your teenage driver.