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KC Parent: Protecting Teen Drivers

From the time they are infants, we take the necessary precautions to protect our kids, but how can we keep them safe once they start driving?

Role model. According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), traffic accidents remain the leading cause of injury and death among teens, but setting a positive example can help nurture an aware, focused driver.

“We as parents have a great deal of influence in how our children are going to drive by how they see us driving,” says Brad Winfrey, manager of the Center for Childhood Safety and Car Seat Program at Children’s Mercy Hospital. “That’s why it’s so important that parents role model driving at safe speeds, wearing seatbelts and not driving distracted.”


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Learn more about the Center for Childhood Safety at Children's Mercy