Auto Insurance Co. Promotes Teen-Safety Discussions During Homecoming Season

Teenage driver checking rearview mirrorGeico auto insurance is urging parents to reinforce the importance of driving safety with their teens as thousands of high school students across the country prepare for the Homecoming season.

The car insurance provider suggests parents remind their teen motorists that cell phones should not be used while driving and that, if a phone call needs to be made, the driver should pull over first. Furthermore, it’s not just phone use that needs to be restricted: All distractions need to be reduced by as much as possible.

The National Highway Traffic Safety Administration says approximately 20 percent of motor vehicle accidents in 2008 can be attributed to inattention. Inexperience, coupled with a fun night of celebrating and distractions, can make for a dangerous driving scenario.

Additionally, the car insurance company says parents should also remind their teens to buckle up and refrain from drinking and driving. Failure to abide by such rules can result in an accident or even a fatality.

For parents looking to purchase auto insurance for teenagers, it may prove difficult to find an affordable price for a policy. The high-risk status of this group makes it all the more important to shop around extensively for coverage.

About John Pirro
John Pirro is a licensed fire and casualty insurance agent specializing in various aspects of the auto insurance industry. He worked in the auto body repair industry before taking a reporting position at Online Auto Insurance News.

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