According to a 2016 study by the Centers for Diseases Control and Prevention, teenagers (ages 15-19) made up roughly 6.5% of the driving-age population of the United States but accounted for just shy of 8.5% of total damages in auto accidents — a whopping $13.6 billion dollars worth.
In today’s blog from Pacific Driver Education, a well-known driving school in Gresham, Oregon, we will take a look at the four highest risk factors for teen drivers, so you can talk to your son or daughter about the kinds of driving behaviors to avoid.
We will also share a little bit about how a driver education course from a reputable driving school can reduce your teenager's risk of an accident, and how it can help you rest easy knowing that your teen is prepared to be on the road, because no matter what the risk factors are, inexperience on the road is the biggest challenge facing your teen. When faced with unsafe, irregular situations, they simply don’t have enough practice to be much help to themselves. With Pacific Driver Education, you get them the hours behind the wheel they need to be a safer driver.
Read on to learn more. Or for more information about our driving lessons for teens in Gresham, visit us online.