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Why open conversations with teen drivers are important

It may seem obvious, but parents often do not realize that they are a primary influence on their children's lives. This is generally true, despite teens expressing how embarrassed they are by being in public with their parents, how their parents' taste in music and movies may be ancient and stale, or how their parents may not understand how difficult it is to be a teen.

Despite how corny your teenage children may think you are, the way you drive may have a substantial influence on how they drive. It is less likely that they will use their cell phones while behind the wheel if they see you put your phone away when you're driving. 

According to the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA), parents can have such an influence by essentially talking the talk and walking the walk.  By adhering to safe driving practices, it may be easier to talk about why teens should put their phones down while behind the wheel.

As more teens get their licenses, it becomes increasingly important for them to follow safe driving pledges. But without the credibility that parents can have by following safe driving rules themselves, it not as likely that their children will also follow them.

With that said, arguably the best way to prevent teen drivers from being a statistic is to have an open dialogue about driving and cell phone use.  If you have questions about your rights and responsibilities regarding teen drivers, an experienced personal injury attorney can advise you. 

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