Why parents need to lock up their keys!

Posted on by Defensive Driving | in The Daily Drive

When people ask what I do, I tell them I run an ecommerce firm with a focus on driver safety.   Rarely do I respond, I am in the business of saving lives.   A lot of what we do at DefensiveDriving.com, however, is providing continuing education with respect to safe driving behaviors, which ultimately, can save lives.

Here is a tip that is not in DefensiveDriving.com’s online driving safety school – parents need to keep their keys to their vehicles in the bedrooms where their kids cannot get to them.

There is a reason why kids are issued permits at a certain age and why they cannot drive without an adult until another, bottom line, it takes increased maturity of teens in their later teenage years, judgment aside, to drive a car.

Young adolescents and early teens really do not have the maturity to drive and their capacity to understand risk is greatly diminished at a younger age.

When I first moved to my current neighborhood, the community had to deal with a tragedy involving young teenagers who decided to sneak out of one of their houses one night, “borrow” their parents car, pick up some friends and go for a ride.   The parents had literally said good night to the boys playing pool on a Friday night and woke up to that knock none of us ever want to hear.   I drive past that one white cross at least four times a week and I know it represents the lives of children who, if they were alive today, would be graduating from high school.

Unfortunately, it happened again yesterday.   A young man, who from the sounds of it, had a lot of tragedy in his life anyway, took his grandparents car, as he was living with them, got involved in a high speed chase with police and wrapped the car around a utility pole at 100 MPH and died.   His companion was ejected from the car and remains in critical care.   The ages – 14 and 13.

So parents, if you have preteen or adolescent like I do and they are fascinated with driving and cars, talk to them.   Talk to them about the dangers of driving, the great responsibility it is and the judgment required to drive.   Have them take a defensive driving course before they get a license, the information therein can provide them with perspective other than your own.

Then, hide your keys in your bedroom.   It just might save their life.

Drive safe and friendly.

97bb143110de50ff382f92259aaf4255

|

Customer Reviews

Defensivedriving.com has a ShopperApproved rating of 4.7 based on 114971 ratings and reviews.

Yan Lin Texas, united states
Easy to register.
Louise Rosen Tx, united states
Very pleased with immediate customer service and help! Easy to complete course which was actually full of very helpful information and reminders!
Maitanya Macalino Manuel None, united states
Easy to use
Shontanique Bradley Tx, united states
Easy & very informative
Greyson Morgan None, united states
quick and easy
Peter John None, united states
100% easy online training
joel Torres None, united states
EASY
Aiyana Jennings None, united states
Cost efficient, and fast.
Gabrielle Martinez None, united states
Very easy and user friendly.
Raymond Lunn III None, united states
easy to navigate
Reynaldo Renteria None, united states
Very easy to register
Alma Rodriguez Diaz None, united states
Smooth and easy
Himal kuwar TX, united states
it was easy to use
Cheryl Arnold Texas, united states
Good and easy to use!
Dee McGinnis united states
easy and quick to sign up
Keith Schultz TX, united states
Very easy to register. Excellent material.
Nathan Duenez None, united states
Good
Ethan Webb None, united states
Super easy
Nicholas Novosad None, united states
Easy to use and straight forward. A+
George Boutwell None, united states
Easy to navigate
See all reviews on shopperApproved.com
Why DefensiveDriving.com
  • 20 Years in Business
  • Over 2 Million Customers Served
  • Highest Possible Better Business Bureau Rating
  • Award Winning Course