Jeffrey H. Dover
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Atlanta Auto Accident and Medical Malpractice Attorney
Some people think that teenagers are unfairly targeted when it comes to imposing additional driving safety laws. Most of those people have not lost a child in a car accident. As a parent, you want your child to get a license, spread his or her wings and gain independence. At the same time, you want your child to graduate from high school and live to adulthood. It is a hard balance to find, but one that you can achieve in your family.

Below, an experienced Marietta auto accident attorney explains three things that you can do to protect your child, even if it is not required by law.

Protecting Your Georgia Teen Driver
You can’t protect your child from every danger, but you may help lower the likelihood of Marietta accidents by limiting:

  • The number of passengers your teen may have in your car. Passengers are a proven distraction for teens. You might consider not allowing your teen to drive with friends in the car.
  • Night time driving by new drivers. You might consider only allowing your teen to drive in daylight for the first few months, unless you are in the car, or until you are confident in your child’s abilities.
  • When your child may take the car. If your child is tired, taking medication, or is otherwise distracted, then you should consider not allowing your child to drive.

Contacting a Marietta Auto Accident Attorney if You’ve Been Hurt
If you, or your child, have been hurt in a crash, then it is important to contact an experienced Marietta car accident lawyer to discuss your rights. You can learn more about those rights in our FREE book, 4 Common Mistakes That Will Ruin Your Georgia Car or Truck Claim, and you can contact a Marietta accident attorney at 1.770.518.1133.
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