We are proud to share the announcement of the launch of the Mercury Insurance Drive Safe Challenge, which has been developed to help reduce, or even stop, teen driver accidents and deaths.
This interactive online resource provides parents and teens with a wealth of information that will better prepare teens for life behind the wheel and give parents the information they need help keep their children safe. It includes tips and information that will help prepare teens to drive, a drive safe contract, interactive quizzes and videos, and other helpful resources.
It will also give parents ideas for how to initiate conversations with their teens about driving responsibly – what’s expected after they get their license, when they can drive and the circumstances under which driving privileges may be lost.
Sunday, April 1, 2018 at 4:18pm EDT
more difficult and stringent driver licensing tests and laws are needed. I can’t speak for other states but 10 years ago in New York when I took my driver’s test I didn’t even need to prove I can drive safely on the highway. We were restricted to 25 mph on side streets with low traffic. But I could definitely parallel park! Obviously if a driver crashes at 25 mph they are not likely to kill themselves or their passengers, but at 70 mph it is a different story.
The suggestions in the article are important to individual drivers. But it’s not a public safety policy. Certainly an individual teenage driver can have the benefits of parents who ensure they are competent in all driving conditions but that means nothing if every other driver on the road isn’t paying attention. You will eventually get hit. The best lesson my parents taught me was ’It’s not you who we are worried about. It’s everyone else.’