The Florida Department of Highway Safety and Motor Vehicles launched a web site at www.TakeTheWheel.net The web site contains information, video, stories, and advice from other teens on teen driving. Distracted driving, speeding, and other safety topics are covered by teens. The purpose of the site is to help educate teens and create awareness of both the responsibilities and dangers of teen driving. I believe that the Peer to Peer approach may help “drive home” the safety tips and issues on the web site. Have your teen go to the web site and take in the advice.
Automobile accidents and trucking accidents often times involve an inexperienced teen driver. Hopefully, web sites like www.TakeTheWheel.net will get the message through to teens about the importance of safe driving. Negligent teen driving leads to thousands of accidents and injuries a year. In 2007, over 400 people died in an accident where a teen was driving.
We should all encourage teens and others to think about the safety of the themselves and others on Florida roadways.