What’s the risk?
Youth is a time when we make mistakes and often learn by trial and error. This is a normal part of growing up. Unfortunately bad decisions made behind the wheel can have fatal consequences.
Young drivers often find that with their new found freedom comes new situations, new people and new influences. Because of this they can find their decision-making ability compromised, particularly by their peers and by alcohol.
How can you help.
We know you can’t be there 24/7 and it’s highly unlikely that they’re still clearing every decision with you.
But you can encourage them to plan ahead, avoiding the need to make snap decisions at times when their mates are able to influence them.
Know how they intend to get home. Be aware of their plans and make sure they know that they can always be picked up by you or get a cab. Sometimes the best driving decision they can make is not to drive at all.