Tips to protect Teen Drivers

A new web site is offering parents tips on how to keep their teen drivers safe, after recent studies suggested young drivers who have their own cars are much more likely to get into crashes than those who share a car.

Among the tips: clearly communicate your safety concerns and expectations, be a good role model by practicing the safety you preach and explain the reasoning behind the rules.

The web site comes in part from the children's hospital of Philadelphia, whose researchers conducted surveys of 5,500 teens in 2006.

They say 25 percent of teens who have their own car or feel they have free use of one have been involved in crashes, compared to 10 percent of teens who have shared driving access.

To find out more tips on keeping your teen drivers safe just log on to www dot parenting my teen driver dot org.

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