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Help your teenager avoid these common car accidents

If you have a new driver in the house, you are probably already familiar with that aching worry that comes every time your teenager backs out of the driveway. While getting a drivers' license is a right of passage for almost every teenager in Greenville and across the country, it is also a very dangerous time in a young person's life.

As a parent, you want to do everything possible to keep your child safe. When it comes to protecting you teenager while he or she is behind the wheel, the best thing you can do is to practice and teach safe driving habits. In addition, you can talk to your child about the common causes of car accidents and how to avoid becoming involved in one.

Rear-end accidents

Rear-end accidents are one of the most common types of collisions a driver can have and make up almost 30 percent of all car crashes, according to the National Highway Transportation Safety Administration (NHTSA). NHTSA has also found that the majority of the crashes have occurred because the at-fault driver was distracted. Not only is it important for your teenager to stay focused behind the wheel, be they should also be on the lookout for other drivers who might be distracted.

Hydroplaning

Hydroplaning typically occurs when the roads are wet or are covered with a substance that reduces the traction between a vehicle's tires and the pavement. It also has a greater chance of happening when a driver engages in excessive speed or the tread on the car's tires is too worn. Stress to your teenager that it is always important to drive slower when the roads are wet and to pay attention to the condition of the car's tires.

Collision with a parked car

While many people think that they are safe from an accident while sitting in a parked car, this is not always the case. As a new driver, your teenager should be extra careful when maneuvering through a parking a lot. It takes time and experience to become comfortable with a vehicle's size and dimensions. It is important for your new driver to take it slow and steady when pulling into or backing out of a parking space.

While the above tips can help your teenager stay safe on the road, it is not always possible to avoid a collision especially when another driver is negligent. If your child has been in a car accident due to the recklessness of another driver, you might be able to file a claim for their injuries, damages to the vehicle and other losses.

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