This Saturday, Holt Proctor McBriarty Insurance Agency will be at Contemporary Chrysler, Dodge and Jeep in Milford NH for the Safety, Right from the Start Clinic. The event is from 1:00 - 4:00 and will include demonstrations on how Milford's Fire, Ambulance and Police departments gather information at an accident scene, cut up the cars and extricate victims. They will also perform first aid and offer life saving tips.
This is a perfect event for a teenager or new driver.
Holt Proctor McBriarty Insurance Agency will be bringing Teen Driving Contracts and have our staff available to answer any questions regarding car insurance. Teens are a great audience for this event as sometimes words are not enough and a visual can leave a lasting impression.
It is critical that this information gets conveyed because according to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, eight teenagers between 16-19 die in the US everyday from motor vehicle injuries! Unlike many deadly diseases, this is completely preventable. Be sure to educate your teen driver about not only the rules of the road, but also the consequences of dangerous driving.
10 Ways You Can Help Your Teen Behind The Wheel:
1. Establish rules and stick to them: Sit down with your teen and develop rules they must follow. Be sure that they are clear and not to be bargained with later.
2. Monkey See/Monkey Do: Our kids are always watching, listening and learning from what we do behind the wheel. Speeding, talking on the phone or texting sets a bad example of what is acceptable for what they can do behind the wheel.
3. Agree to a Teen Driving Contract:
4. Insist on seat belts at ALL TIMES
5. Limit the number of passengers riding with your teen: Studies show that the more people in a vehicle, the higher probability of an accident.
6. Restrict night driving: Teens are four times more likely to be killed driving at night, with 41% of all teen motor vehicle deaths occurring between 9:00 pm and 6:00 am.
7. Do not allow cell phone use or texting while driving.
8. Do not tolerate alcohol consumption or illegal drug usage of minors: Also be aware of the impact of an over-the-counter drug may have on your teen while driving.
9. Do not be afraid to take away privileges if rules are broken.
10. Reward good behavior: Praising your child or rewarding them for six-months of driving without incident shows your teen that you want them to succeed.