Driving Laws Every Young Driver Must Know

Why Most Young Adults are Bad Drivers: Lesson 3

The Leading Cause of Crashes For New Adults

  • The risk of dying is high in these situations:
    • New drivers
    • Driving with other teens and young adults
    • Nighttime driving
    • Not using seat belts
    • Distracted driving (music, phones, food, drinking, smoking, flirting, texting: don’t ever text and drive!)
    • Drowsy driving
    • Reckless driving
    • Driving under the influence of alcohol or drugs (even prescription drugs, even over the counter drugs can leave you unable to drive safely)

 

Driving After A Beer (or two)

  • Don’t EVER drink and drive. EVER. Not even a little. You put yourself and others in danger.
  • The leading cause of death for people 15 – 20 is a car crash.
  • Studies show that one in three young drivers who was killed in a car crash was drinking before the crash!
  • BUT MOSTLY … it is illegal for anyone to drive under the influence!
  • In Tennessee, drinking age is 21.
  • If a chemical test for a driver under 21 shows a Blood Alcohol Content (BAC) of .02 or greater, the driver can be cited for Driving Under the Influence (DUI).
  • Starting at age 21, a person can be charged with DUI if the BAC is .08 or higher.
  • DIG THIS: YOU DO NOT WANT A DUI CONVICTION ON YOUR RECORD.
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