This podcast is based on the October 2012 CDC Vital Signs report. It’s illegal and dangerous for teens to drink any alcohol and then drive. Still, one in ten high school teens drank and got behind the wheel in 2011. A parent-teen driving agreement is a good way for parents to help keep young drivers safe behind the wheel. Created: 10/2/2012 by Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC).
Date Released: 10/2/2012. Series Name: CDC Vital Minute.
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It’s illegal and dangerous for teens to drink any alcohol and then drive. Still, one in ten high school teens drank and got behind the wheel of a car in 2011.
If you’re a parent, be aware that when teens drink, it’s usually to get drunk. Teenagers can’t legally buy alcohol, but many get it from their homes or the homes of their friends.
Drinking and driving is never okay. Make sure your teenager has a safe way to get home in case they’re out with a teen driver who’s been drinking. Put this in a parent-teen driving agreement, which should also include wearing a seat belt and following their state’s graduated driver licensing laws every time they’re behind the wheel. Find a sample at www.cdc.gov/ParentsAretheKey. Parents really are the key to safe teen driving.