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Keeping your teen driver safe

Woman behind the wheel of a car holding keys

As the week begins for National Teen Driver Safety week, it is important for parents and other adults to discuss safe driving with the teenagers in our lives. Driving is a huge rite of passage for many young people and gives them a great sense of freedom. But with this freedom comes great responsibility.

According to the National Highway Traffic Administration, car accidents happen every 60 seconds. In fact, automobile crashes are the leading cause of death among 15- to 20-year-olds and research shows that more than half of teens who die in crashes were not wearing a seatbelt. (1)

To protect our young patients as they hit the open road, here are some tips to discuss with them during Teen Driver Safety Week. 

Driving can be scary, but with the proper training, safe driving plans in place and good vision, your teen will enjoy a healthy driving career for years to come. If your teen is a new driver or getting ready to sit behind the wheel, make sure to schedule a comprehensive eye exam at one of VisionFirst’s 16 locations in Kentucky and Southern Indiana. Click here to schedule an appointment.