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Health Tip: Help Keep Teen Drivers Safe

Health Tip: Help Keep Teen Drivers Safe

Enforce basic rules

(HealthDay News) -- Parents of new drivers can breathe a bit easier by setting safety rules for their teens.

The U.S. National Safety Council offers these suggestions:

  • Limit your teen's driving time after dark; set a rule of no driving after 10 p.m.
  • Don't allow your teen to drive with a passenger under age 18 for the first year.
  • Don't allow your teen to use a cell phone when driving.
  • Don't allow your child to drink any amount of alcohol and drive.
  • Require that your teen wear a safety belt while driving.