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How can parents prevent teens from driving distracted?

Posted by Ken Doane | Feb 16, 2018 | 0 Comments

If you are the parent of a teenager, you might encounter various challenges, from problems in the classroom to issues with some of their friends. However, those involving driving can be especially difficult and as younger drivers begin to enjoy the independence and opportunities that come with a driver's license, it is essential to remind them of dangers on the road. It is particularly important for you to warn your child about the distracted driving and do your best to prevent them from becoming involved in an accident because they were not focusing on the road.

For many teens, smartphones are an essential part of their social life and personal entertainment. From social media to keeping up on the latest information, technology has become an increasingly important part of life, especially for teens. Sometimes, teens even become addicted to their gadgets, which can be problematic if they are operating a vehicle. It is crucial to remind your child about the dangers of cell phones and other distractions, such as changing the radio station, eating, socializing with others in the car, and other distractions.

Sadly, distracted driving results in thousands of fatalities per year and far more people sustain injuries. Moreover, your child may be involved in an accident regardless of how responsible they are because of someone else's careless behavior. If you or your child are struggling with the aftermath of a wreck because of a negligent driver, look into your legal options.

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Ken Doane

Ken is an experienced personal injury attorney and practices in southern Indiana and the metro Louisville area. Ken and his team handle every aspect of his clients' cases from pre-suit settlement negotiations through jury trial and appeal, if necessary. He has practiced for over 22 years and has ...

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