You’ve driven your child to countless games and activities, you’ve helped with school projects, and you’ve always made time to listen. You are a good parent and you’ve spent the last 16 or so years raising an exceptional child. Now is not the time to stop.

Five Mistakes Well-Intentioned Parents Make...That You Can Avoid

A new report about parent involvement in teen driving was recently released by the Governors’ Highway Safety Association. The report found that parents can do specific things to help make teens better and safer drivers. However, there are five common things that need to be overcome first. Some of the specific challenges that prevent parents from helping teen drivers include:

  • Parents don’t recognize the risks facing teen drivers.
  • Parents are not familiar with the graduated driver’s license (GDL) rules. Alternatively, parents may view GDL rules as guideline rather than requirements.
  • Parents don’t have time to teach their children to drive safely.
  • Parents believe that their teen is going to be a good and safe driver.
  • Parents aren’t the best role models and may do things behind the wheel that they don’t want their children to do.

Awareness is the first step. By being aware of these five potential roadblocks, you may be able to overcome them and make decisions that will benefit your child.

Call a Milwaukee Car Accident Attorney If Your Child’s Been Hurt by Someone Else

You can avoid all of the mistakes listed above, but you can’t control what other parents and what other drivers do. Your child could still be the victim of negligence. Your child could still be hurt in a Wisconsin auto accident.

If this has happened to your child then it is important to protect his or her rights and to contact an experienced Milwaukee car accident lawyer as soon as possible for a free consultation about your child’s rights. You can reach one of our lawyers today via this website or by calling (800) 800-5678. We also invite you to download a FREE copy of our book, The Ultimate Guide for Automobile Accident Victims.

Jason F. Abraham
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Helping car accident and personal injury victims throughout Wisconsin, Illinois and Iowa since 1993.