Teen drivers are at a higher risk of being involved in an accident.

Here are 5 important safety tips teen drivers should follow.

1. Turn off your cellphone. 

Texting and making phone calls are extreme distractions and increase the likelihood of getting into an accident.

2. Minimize other distractions.

Eating, drinking, adjusting the radio and playing music loudly all take your focus off the road. Stay attentive to your driving.

3. Follow the speed limit.

Speeding is a major factor in fatal teen accidents. Driving the speed limit will get you to your destination safely.

4. Drive by yourself when possible.

Riding with friends in your car greatly increases the risk of getting into an accident. 

5. Drive defensively.

Always make sure you are aware of your surroundings and have possible escape routes in mind while driving.

Following these tips will help you become a better driver.

Be safe and pay attention to the road.