The school year is ending soon and high school students will be back on the roads in full force. For parents in Louisville and throughout Kentucky and the rest of the country, it’s important to talk with teen drivers about staying vigilant and safe on the roads.
At Hargadon, Lenihan and Herrington, PLLC, we want to make sure parents and their kids stay safe. However, when accidents happen, we are here to help pick up the pieces and pursue maximum compensation to help with damages and recovery. To get parents started, we’ve composed a few talking points to get the conversation going.
Tips for talking to your teen about safe driving over the summer
There are plenty of distractions facing teen drivers these days. Texting, talking on the phone, thumbing through music, talking to friends and numerous other distractions can pull a teen’s attention away from the road.
Below are a few things to bring up the next time you sit down with your teen and discuss safe driving:
· Drive defensively, not aggressively
· Limit the number of passengers you have in the car
· Remind passengers to avoid distracting the driver
· Always wear a seat belt
· Keep music levels to a minimum and don’t flip through music while driving
· Stay off the phone when driving (whether that means texting or talking)
· Never drink and drive
· Don’t drive while overly fatigued
Of course, teen drivers are bound to make mistakes. When accidents do happen, it’s important to reach out to an attorney to make sure you and your teen are treated fairly by the insurance company.
At Hargadon, Lenihan and Herrington, PLLC, we will provide you and your family with the support, representation and counsel to help you ensure your claim is handled properly.
It’s important to act quickly after an accident as the insurance companies will waste no time in investigating your accident and trying to get you to reach a settlement. To learn more, call us at our Louisville law office.