Slip, Slide, Skid: Tips For Teen Driving


A red car has slid on the icy road and his into the freeway medium. This has created a traffic jam for the other cars.

Izzy Gronholz, Editor

Yeah, we get it. Teens are dangerous drivers. Teens hear it all the time. We hear it from parents, from teachers, and from social media. The truth is, we are dangerous. We just learned how to drive, we finally get to go out without our parents having to bring us, we don’t have to miss out on any more parties because our parents are working or are busy. We finally achieved independence! Driving can be fun and completely safe, but did you know that 10% of drivers are teens but 14% of car crashes involve teens? To stay safe on the roads, especially in winter, here are seven tips:

  1. Put the phone away.
  2. Give yourself more time between you and the car in front of you.
  3. Defrost your car
  4. Scrape your windows, not just so you can see directly in front of you, but so you can see the whole 360 degree view.
  5. Drive slower!!
  6. Look ahead at least 20 seconds in traffic.
  7. Make sure your car is up to date, don’t get stuck out on the highway to realize your brakes have stopped working.

Stay Safe Rockets!