For young people, getting a driver’s license is a momentous event. After years of having mom and dad chauffeur them around, they now have the freedom to go as they please. Unfortunately, that can also mean sleepless nights for parents, as teens are at greater risk for car accidents and injuries. Being a good traffic parent, modeling safe driving behaviors, and teaching teens about Nevada written and unwritten driving laws can help ensure they are protected.
According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), car accidents are a leading cause of injuries and fatalities for teens throughout the U.S. Close to 240,000 are treated in hospital emergency rooms as a result of crashes and collisions each year, while more than 2,300 others end up dying as the result of their injuries. Common reasons that make teen drivers more dangerous than other age groups include:
The Nevada Department of Motor Vehicles (DMV) has numerous requirements that must be met before they will issue a driver’s license to a teen. In addition to having a learner’s permit, they must provide proof of attendance in school and pass different types of testing. This includes knowledge and skills tests, which will require them to study Nevada driving laws and to prove they are able to handle themselves and the vehicle they are driving properly in different situations.
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Emphasize to your teen that following the law and being a considerate driver who respects others on the road can help prevent car accidents from occurring. In the event of a car accident, however, consider reaching out to a Las Vegas car accident attorney for professional help.
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