This week is the 6th annual National Teen Driver Safety Week. This year’s theme is “share, not scare”.
According to the Children’s Hospital of Philadelphia, graphic reenactments of car accidents and totaled cars(such as those often seen outside high schools around prom time) may scare kids but may not necessarily change their actions. Instead, parents, teachers, doctors, and others should:
• Focus on the positive things kids should do rather than focusing on what not to do.
• Empower kids to do the right thing and be part of the solution.
• Engage in conversations with kids about drinking and driving.
As an accident death lawyer, an honorary member of MADD, and someone who has lost beloved friends in drunk driving accidents, I encourage you to take National Teen Driver Safety Week as an opportunity to speak with your kids about driving safely and preventing future Pennsylvania drunk driving wrecks.