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8 on your aspect: Parents concerned about children’ safety behind the wheel after pandemic year off the roads

LAS VEGAS (KLAS) — A brand new survey finds dad and mom are concerned about their children’ safety as drivers and passengers.

According to the current nationwide freeway visitors safety administration crash knowledge reveals that whereas American’s drove much less in 2020 as a consequence of the pandemic, the variety of deaths related to automotive accidents nationwide rose to greater than 38 thousand. This marked the highest since 2007.

Nearly half of all dad and mom with a driving-aged teenager say their youngster skilled a delay in changing into a licensed driver throughout the pandemic.

According to the Harris Poll, 73% of fogeys report noticing extra aggravated drivers on the street.

“The number one thing, and I tell my teens when they get in the car, phones are down,” mentioned Audrey McClelland, mom of 5 and founding father of the way of life weblog Momgenerations.com.

“The number one cause of death among teens in the US is a motor vehicle crash, especially worrisome for parents, but we also know our teens haven’t had enough practice on the road, due to pandemic. 61 percent of parents are concerned about their child, driving without an adult, due to that lack of practice during pandemic,” she provides.

In addition to limiting distractions, McClelland affords ideas like ensuring that younger drivers familiarize themselves with all the safety options of their automotive, reminding dad and mom to set velocity alerts and at last the capability to trace youngsters driving efficiency.

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