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Teens and Car Accidents

Many teens consider getting a driver’s license an exhilarating rite of passage. Parents, however, are often less ready to turn the keys over. After all, data shows that car accidents are the #1 cause of death for teens in the US.

But that doesn’t mean teens can’t be safe drivers. There are steps both teens and parents can take to ensure the safety of young drivers, their passengers, and others on the road. This guide is designed to help teens and parents do just that.

This guide was designed for both young drivers and their parents to read. In it, you’ll learn about why teens are so often involved in car crashes. Because accidents happen even to the most careful drivers, we have included a checklist to go through at the scene, as well as tips on communicating with insurance companies. There’s also information on special circumstances, like work-related car accidents for teens with jobs.

By being informed, teens can be better prepared to safely get behind the wheel. That way, in the event of an accident, both parents and teens will be equipped to act quickly and efficiently

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