it’s a fact. Teenage drivers account for more auto accidents than any other age group.
So, if you’re a teen driver, does that mean you should just stay home all the time? Take public transportation? Beg an older driver to take you to your destination? Not necessarily. By practicing these safe driving techniques―such as driving defensively―you’ll increase the odds you’ll keep yourself safe on the road. Whether you’re just getting ready to hit the road or have been driving for months―or even years―now, take some time to review these eight safe driving tips.1) Keep Your Cell Phone Off
Multiple studies indicate using a cell phone while driving is the equivalent of driving drunk―that’s even when using a hands-free phone. Besides, your state may prohibit the use of cell phones while driving. Many do for drivers of certain ages.
2) Don’t Text
Research shows texting―on average―causes a loss of focus on the road for five seconds. A lot can go wrong in those five seconds.
Don’t try the “texting-while-stopped” approach, either, as many states ban texting while behind the wheel. And, when you have your head down, you won’t notice key developments that may occur, even when you’re stuck at a red light.
3) Turn on Your Headlights
Doing so can increase your visibility and help other drivers see you, even on sunny days.