The Insurance Institute for Highway Safety says in 2008 teens ages 16 to 19 years old accounted for 35% of all motor vehicles deaths— compared to just 4% of adults ages 30 to 59 years old. It’s a statistic we hear all the time, but car crashes are the #1 killer of teens— more than drugs, gangs, or any other type of violence.
But research shows parents play such a crucial role in teen driving education and one way parents are discussing rules and safety precautions with their teens is by using contracts.
The contracts have proven to be so effective that some insurance companies are offering discounts to parents who sign contracts with their teen. The USA Today article below says, “Gary Albert, a State Farm agent in Charlottesville, Va., says about 80% of his eligible customers now have them. Data on the number of contracts nationwide are not available.”
My office is committed to educating teen drivers and helping parents keep their kids safe on the road:
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-Edward M Bernstein and Associates
Are parent-teen contracts the key in driver’s ed?
By Larry Copeland, USA TODAY
Parents aware that car crashes are the leading cause of teen deaths increasingly are embracing a decidedly low-tech way to protect their beginner drivers: parent-teen contracts.
Find article at: USA Today