Young & Sharp - 8/5, Riverside Press Enterprise
THIS WEEK'S QUESTION: What do you think would most help reduce the number of accidents among teen drivers?
Teens mimic parents
Although young drivers receive training from licensed instructors, most of their experience comes from observation of their parents' driving habits. Since children and teens are highly impressionable, their parents behavior can rub off on them. Because of this reality, parents should be more aware of their actions behind the wheel, and avoid imparting bad driving habits to their children. Instead, parents should provide an example of being a safe, courteous driver.
Andrew Salter, 21, of Redlands, is a student at the University of Redlands.