Teen Drivers

CHP’s Impact Teen Drivers

The California Highway Patrol (CHP) has recently issued a press release about their participation in National Teen Driver Safety Week. In combination with the California Office of Traffic Safety and Impact Teen Drivers, they’ll be spreading the word about the dangers and responsibilities facing teen drivers behind the wheel in California. During Teen Driver Safety Week, the CHP will offer a variety of educational programs for teens and their parents and guardians. From two-day classes for high school juniors and seniors to two-hour Start Smart classes for teen drivers and their parents, there will be plenty of opportunities for raising awareness and improving teen safety behind the wheel.

Impact Teen Drivers

Impact Teen Drivers is a non-profit organization aimed at reversing the crisis of 100 percent preventable crashes involving teen drivers. They have nationwide educational programs and talk to teens about the dangers and consequences associated with reckless and distracted driving. In addition to local grassroots-style community programs, they also have a variety of online materials for teens and parents of teen drivers. They also offer resources to teachers, first responders, healthcare professionals and other community members.

Parents Taking Part

During National Teen Driver Safety Week, the CHP hopes to not only get teens taking part, but also to get their parents involved. Parents are in the absolutely unique and special position of being able to talk to their children about safe driving habits. Parents are also encouraged to model safe behaviors behind the wheel, especially when it comes to distracted driving. Parents can’t text behind the wheel and then expect their children not to, so it’s important to be mindful of setting a good example for inexperienced drivers.

After an Accident Involving a Teen Driver

After any kind of car accident, it’s a good idea to speak with a personal injury lawyer about your options. Just because a teen was involved in the accident, that doesn’t necessarily mean that he or she was distracted or engaging in dangerous behaviors behind the wheel, so it’s important that your lawyer stays on top of any investigative developments in the case.

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