Few Parents Aware Car Crashes Are Biggest Threat to Teens' Safety

A survey by the National Safety Council discovered parents tend to think drugs and alcohol are the biggest threats.

The National Safety Council announced that a survey it conducted showed 76 percent of parents are unaware that car crashes are the biggest threat to the safety of teenagers. The survey found that parents believe drugs and alcohol, bullying, or the Internet are the most significant safety threats. The findings have been release as part of National Teen Driver Safety Week, which runs Oct. 18-24.

"The biggest threat to teens' safety is sitting in the driveway," said Deborah A.P. Hersman, president and CEO of the National Safety Council. "The statistics have shown this for years, yet too many parents still do not appreciate that the first year of driving is a particularly deadly time in a teen's life."

The five biggest issues for teen drivers are: impaired driving, driving at night, driving with young passengers, practice, and distracted driving.

Seventy-two percent of parents accurately attributed driving risks to a lack of experience or poor decision making, but 44 percent of parents said they do not supervise a teen's driving for the recommended amount of time during the permit stage.

Product Showcase

  • The MGC Simple Plus

    The MGC Simple Plus

    The MGC Simple Plus is a simple-to-use, portable multi-gas detector that runs continuously for three years without needing to be recharged or routinely calibrated after its initial charge and calibration during manufacturing. The detector reliably tests a worksite’s atmosphere for hydrogen sulfide, carbon monoxide, oxygen and combustible gases (LEL). Additionally, it is durable enough to withstand the harshest treatment and environments, which is why it has an IP 68 rating. The MGC Simple Plus is also compatible with a variety of accessories, such as Gas Clip Technologies’ new GCT External Pump. Visit gascliptech.com for more information. 3

  • Magellan X Pte Ltd

    Hesitate No More with SOL-X Connected Worker Health & Safety Solution

    According to the National Safety Council, work-related medically consulted injuries total 4.26 million in 2021 in USA alone. SOL-X solution prevents “human factors” safety issues by anticipating incidents and improving compliance workflows. Leverages digital technologies (IIoT, AI and analytics) to predict patterns from occurring and make informed decisions. Control Of Work - gets rid of tedious paperwork and experience digital workflows. Crew Protect - maximises safety and situational awareness with health trackers and situational indicators. Award-winning Intrinsically Safe SmartWatch – innovative features that enable near real-time visibility and connected well-being. Works well with major connectivity protocols like Wi-Fi, Bluetooth, and Long-Range Bluetooth! 3

Featured