Making mistakes behind the wheel can have serious consequences. Unfortunately, new drivers are going to make mistakes. It’s so common among teen drivers that about half of all teens will get into a crash before graduating from high school. Teens are inexperienced drivers, after all.
Many teen car crashes are minor, but some are tragically serious. This pediatric emergency medicine specialist from Chicago-based Comer Children’s Hospital sees the aftermath of those serious crashes. Dr. Alison Tothy has some advice to help parents keep their teens safe on the roads and out of emergency rooms. It all begins with parents asking themselves a simple question: How do you want your teen to drive?