Teen Drivers On The Road
No more pencils, no more books and no more teacher’s dirty looks. As Alice Cooper put it…School’s Out For Summer! That means there will be more teen drivers on the road. Good for them, but bad for the rest of us. Inexperience is one of the leading factors in teen car crashes. Distractions (i.e. cell phones) and driver inattention (i.e. friends in the car) are the other major issues. That’s why there are restrictions that a teen must adhere to when they get their license. No text messaging, nor talking on the phone while driving. They cannot be driving past a curfew hour. And they can have only one non-family member under the age of 21 in the car with them while driving. In other words, it’s preferable that they kill one friend at a time, rather than all of them at once. My daughter’s friends once tried to pick her up with a car load of kids – that was a no-go. Perhaps if more parents and neighbors paid attention to this and called them out on it, they wouldn’t do it.
Do you have a teen that has a lot of time on their hands now that school is out? Send them to a driver safety course. I took my daughter to one of those courses last summer and was blown away at what they taught her that was not covered in her previous driver education class. Or, better yet, you could have your teen take a Comedy Defensive Driving course and leave with a smile on their face and an insurance discount, which will put a smile on your face.
With more teens on the road this summer, you will need to be extra alert when you’re on the road. Don’t be afraid to say something to them if you see them packed in their car like sardines. Or doing anything else that seems dangerous or distracting.
Well… we got no class, and we got no principals, and we got no innocence. We can’t even think of a word that rhymes! School’s out for summer!!
Until next week…
Comedienne / Artist / Writer / Benevolent Thesbo
More Teens On The Road – Comedy Defensive Driving