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Safe Driving Tips for Lehigh Valley Teens Heading Back to School

Like it or not, the end of summer is near and that means school will be back in session soon.

For many high school students throughout the Lehigh Valley, that means trips to and from school in their cars. While some may have been driving for a year or two, for many it is their first time driving to school on their own this year.

We wanted to give a few tips for teen drivers, even if they feel like seasoned drivers.

Turn the Cell Phone Off

If you don’t want to turn it off, keep it in your bag. Let’s just start out the school year with a steadfast rule that looking at your phone and driving isn’t just not a good idea, it’s also very dangerous. Don’t do it.

Turn on your Headlights

The days are going to get shorter and the mornings will be darker as the school year progresses. Turn your lights on in the morning and after school to make sure that other cars see you.

Obey The Speed Limit

Are you in that much of a rush to get to homeroom? But, seriously, obey the speed limit. There are a lot of cars on the road in the morning before school. There is no reason to drive dangerously.

Drive Alone

A teen driver with another teen in the car can double the risk of having an accident.

Take it Seriously

Driving is fun, but it’s also an activity that can be dangerous if not taken seriously. Understand the impact you can have on your life or someone else’s if you don’t drive safely.

Have a safe and happy school year!

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