Two Georgia Teens Dead Following Crash with GSP Patrol Car
Recently, a collision involving a Georgia State Patrol squad car tragically claimed the lives of two teen girls in Carrollton, according to WSB TV. The girls, ages 16 and 17, were riding in the back seat of a Nissan with two teen boys in the front. The vehicle turned in front of a trooper at Holly Springs Road and a collision resulted. One of the teens was not wearing her seatbelt and was thrown from the car. The other teenagers were transported to the hospital for treatment and the state trooper involved also sustained minor injuries. The school and local community are mourning the loss of these two young lives.
Teens Prone to Failure to Yield Accidents
Failing to yield is one of the top causes of teen accidents. Teens, for a variety of reasons, appear prone to making serious mistakes when yielding. To ensure your teen driver is not involved in an accident, follow these tips, among others:
- Enroll your teen in a driver's education course: Make sure your child completes a driver's education course before getting behind the wheel. Driver's education courses will educate your child on the rules of the road, including when to yield.
- Practice with your teen: Ride along with your teen driver whenever possible. This will give you the chance to examine how your teen is driving and make suggestions when necessary.
- Restrict nighttime driving: Nighttime is when most teen driving accidents occur. Do not allow your new teen driver to stay out late as driving at night limits visibility and exposes your teen to potentially negligent drivers.
- Stress the importance of never drinking and driving: Make sure your teen understands the dangerous nature of drinking and driving. Drivers who are intoxicated will be less likely to follow the road, including yielding. Catastrophic accidents are also more likely to result.
- Restrict passengers: Studies have shown that driving with passengers can be dangerous for teens. Passengers lead to distraction and peer pressure increases the risk of teens speeding or driving while intoxicated. Monitor your teens closely and limit their transportation of passengers until they are older and more established drivers.
- Make a pact with your teen: It can be helpful to sign a safe driving contract with your child that sets out your boundaries and limitations. The contract can also set out punishments if safe driving is not adhered to, including loss of the vehicle.
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