In July, the NIH released research suggesting teens are at greater risk for accidents in their first three months of getting a license as compared with getting their permit. The NIH also found that teens are far more likely to engage in risky behaviors that can lead to accidents when they have their license.
On the sixth episode of Parenting Beyond the Headlines, my co-host, Sarah Cody, and I welcomed special guest, Tim Hollister, author of His Father Still: A Parenting Memoir and Not So Fast.: Parenting Your Teen Through the Dangers of Driving.
Since the death of his 17-year-old son Reid in a car crash in 2006, Tim has become a nationally known advocate for safer teen driving. He talks with us about how to keep our kids safe on the road.