Parents, have you recently presented scenarios to your teens or kids to discuss their options for handling difficult driving situations? Often times, these situations come up out of the blue and our kids are unprepared to answer. Talking through what they might encounter helps them know what they will do instead of entering into a dangerous situation because they were unsure how to get out.
Recently, the “IKnowEverything.com” program conducted game show-style events at a geographically representative sample of high schools nationally. During this time, the program asked students questions about driving scenarios. Forty-three (43%) percent of the students reported wishing they had more knowledge on how to handle different driving situations when they first started driving. The IKnowEverything survey results revealed why conversations between parents and teens are important: