The Centers for Disease Control (CDC) states that motor vehicle accidents are the leading cause of death for U.S. teens. Especially now, in the season of proms, end-of-school parties and summer approaching, it’s a great time to go over some safe driving tips with your teens. Dr. John F. Curry, a professor at Duke University, recommends to start the conversation by reminding your teens how much you love them and want them to have a good time. Later, discuss how dangerous the combo of drinking and driving really is. “Be clear about what is and is not acceptable,” he says.

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