The U.S. Government is asking for your commitment. If you are the parent of a teen driver, then the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) wants you to pledge to protect your teen driver.* According to a new CDC video and public awareness campaign, the CDC is enlisting parental support because:

Research proves that parents make a difference in preventing car crashes - the number one killer of teenagers in the United States.

How Can You Protect Your Teen From Fatal Car Accidents?
The CDC recommends that you:
  • Talk to your teen frequently about the dangers of driving. This is not a onetime conversation, but rather it should be ongoing. While face to face conversations are important, you may also engage in social media discussions, such as Facebook, to communicate with your teen.
  • Extend your teen's supervised driving period beyond that required by Georgia law. Do not let your teen drive without you until you, not the state, are confident in his or her abilities.
  • Establish your own rules of the road. Develop a driving contract and enforce it.

How Can Atlanta Car Accident Lawyers Help Your Family?

If your child has been hurt in an accident with another teen driver, then your child may be entitled to damages. An experienced Atlanta auto accident attorney can advise you of your child's rights and advocate for your child's fair recovery.

For more information about what to do after an Atlanta car wreck, please read our FREE book: 4 Common Mistakes That Will Ruin Your Georgia Car or Truck Claim and please call an Atlanta car accident attorney today at 1.770.518.1133 for more information.

*Source: CDC, Pledge to Protect Your Teen, August 2011
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