As you learn to drive it is important that teens learn how to pass through intersections, safely.
Being able to judge distance, speed, and time is a critical part of this process. Intersections can be designed in a number of different configurations and sizes. In traffic design, intersections can contain as many as six streets converging. They present a much tougher challenge, especially for new drivers.
A Dangerous Hotspot
Highway intersections can become extremely complex, with as many as eight or ten roadways converging. Help your teen anticipate and mentally rehearse driving situations. Make them aware of the risks of overreaction.
As a general rule of thumb teach your teen:
- Look both ways prior to proceeding
- Make sure they know what to do if a traffic light is out of order
- Obtain a good view of intersecting traffic
Beware: Teen Driving Distractions
Another area of concern for parents of teens – driving distractions. While technology has exacerbated the distraction, with texting a major problem, they are as primitive as changing a radio station.
Another driving distraction many parents with teens will overlook: GPS navigation systems. Searching for an address is a huge contributor to driver inattention and distraction. So before leaving for their destination, make sure your teen has programmed their destination into their GPS.
Contact An Experienced Ohio Auto Accident Attorney Today
Of course, even when we practice safe driving, negligent drivers may still cause accidents resulting in injuries. At O’Connor, Acciani & Levy, our auto accident attorneys understand the frustration associated with being involved in a car accident, especially for those young individuals. Therefore, our personal injury lawyers will work relentlessly to obtain the MAXIMUM compensation benefits you deserve.