May 23, 2017
WEST TRENTON, NJ — NJM Insurance Company is encouraging parents to take an active role in reducing teen driver accidents this graduation season.
According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, automobile crashes are the leading cause of death among teenagers ages 15 to 19. Studies show there is an even higher risk of fatalities during graduation season when teens are celebrating. Parents who actively discuss and monitor teen driver safety with their young drivers can help reduce that risk by as much as 50 percent.
Five Ways Parents Can Help Keep Their Teens Safe on the Road
"Involved parenting is proven to be the best prevention. Research shows that parents remain a powerful influence on teens developing safe behaviors that prevent negative outcomes," said Violet Marrero, NJM's Consumer Safety Director and a nationally recognized authority on teen driver safety. "Openly communicating about driver safety and planning ahead will help to ensure teens and their friends all arrive home safely."
About NJM Insurance Company
NJM Insurance Company is the Garden State's second largest writer of personal auto insurance, covering more than 800,000 drivers. The Company has earned national recognition for its Teen Driver Safety Program, which is offered at no cost to high schools in New Jersey and Pennsylvania. To learn more, visit www.njm.com/teen-driver-safety.