Teen Driving Dangers

The National Highway Traffic Safety Administration recently completed a study that reminds us that the number one cause of death among teenagers is car accidents. The study reports that while teenagers are fairly well-informed regarding driving laws and safety practices, they get into accidents for two main reasons: inexperience and risk-taking. The report says that the most common driving mistakes made by teenagers are driving too fast, driving too close to other vehicles, and distracted driving. Recommendations made to parents of teen drivers include monitoring their driving during the time when they have a probationary license, and reminding them of the teen driving risks and dangerous behaviors. We would add to that the need to teach our kids to integrate their Christian faith into their driving, which is also good advice for us as adult drivers. We need to see our time behind the wheel as another opportunity to bring glory to God. Our driving should be an act of worship.