Program Educates Teens and Parents on Dangers of Distracted Driving
May 28th, 2013|
May 28, 2013
Research from the organization Safe Home Alabama shows that as many as 250 motorists die as a result of Alabama Distracted Driving Accidents each year. To help curb this number, the government is reaching out to both parents and teenagers to tell others about the risks the behavior poses.
According to an article from Alabama Public Radio, students have been encouraged to create their own public service announcements that highlight the dangers distracted driving can cause. The goal is to educate teens about these risks before they get behind the wheel of a vehicle for the first time.
Many programs have taken these efforts one step further by asking parents to become involved in the fight. Many have called for parents to have open discussions with their teen drivers about the behavior. Furthermore, some organizations are asking parents to lead by example by putting their own phones down when driving.
Some groups are calling for a more formalized role of parents in the process of learning to drive, including meeting certain criteria before a teen can participate in the graduated license program endorsed by the state of Alabama.
The Alabama Personal Injury Lawyers with Norris Injury Lawyers applaud these efforts and hope they are successful in reducing the number of young motorists who are killed and injured each year due to distracted driving.