Passport to Safe Driving Toolkit - Speeding
Speeding increases the distance needed to be able to stop the car while reducing reaction time to avoid a potential collision. According to NHTSA, speed was a factor in 32 percent of the fatal crashes that involved passenger vehicle teen drivers in 2016.
Click the links below for more statistics and information on the dangers of speeding.
- Drive how you want your teen to drive.
- Make sure your teen is aware of the dangers of speeding and the consequences of unsafe speed, including fines & penalties.
- Talk to your teen about the importance of going the speed limit (taking into consideration the weather, time of day, light, traffic density, etc.), and leaving an ample amount of space between their car and the one in front of them.
- Share your driving experiences with your teen.
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