Drivers’ Parent Worry #3: Speeding
This one sounds like it should be obvious, but let’s face it: Once they start feeling confident, teens like to go fast. Like many adults, they tend to think that posted speed limits are more like “suggestions,” rather than a law. Depending on the circumstances, going five miles over what’s on a sign is usually okay. Going 10, 15 or more is not. Not only are they putting themselves and other drivers at risk of serious injury or death, they’re also running the high risk of being pulled over, fined or worse. It may sound cliche, but many teens even engage in high-risk “racing” of sorts, mainly thanks to pressure from their peers. If you’ve ever seen two vehicles weaving in and out of lanes on a highway, often starting from behind you and ending up in front of you, you know exactly what we’re talking about.