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Bad Weather: Safety for Teen Drivers

Bad weather makes driving more dangerous for all drivers. However, teen drivers do not have enough experience to react safely in bad weather.

Tips for parents of teen drivers

Limit your teen's driving in bad weather. Allow unsupervised driving only in good weather during the first months with a license. Gradually allow unsupervised driving in more severe weather as your teen gains more experience.

Whenever your teen heads out on the road, encourage them to check the weather. Stress the importance of driving slowly on slippery or snow-covered roads. Remind them to leave more following distance between them and the vehicle in front of them so they have enough time and room to stop if needed.

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The information contained on this Web site should not be used as a substitute for the medical care and advice of your pediatrician. There may be variations in treatment that your pediatrician may recommend based on individual facts and circumstances.
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