"It’s OK Mom and Dad
- My Friend is Driving."
These words prompt a sigh of relief from too many Parents, when they should actually raise a red flag!
You may already know that car crashes are the #1 Killer of 15-20 year olds in America, (more than drugs, alcohol, and guns combined). You may also know that 7-8 kids leave home every day and never return, and over 800 more are injured, many of them permanently.
What you may not know is that nearly HALF of these young people that are lost or injured are passengers! That's right, these kids are basically innocent bystanders.
Now, you may choose to believe that they were just in the wrong place at the wrong time, but that is a False Assumption!
Many of these tragedies are caused by our failure as Parents to ask the right questions and get tough with our kids if we don't like the answers.
What are the right questions? Here are 7 vitally important ones. (Please add your own as you see fit:)
Bob Ragazzo is a Certified Defensive Driving Instructor who trains thousands of drivers of all ages, each year in the "Mental Aspects of Driving."