Tips for discussing the dangers of impaired driving with your teen
Posted in Accident & Injury on December 31, 2016
No parent wants to believe their child would put themself in harm’s way by driving while impaired or riding with another driver who is under the influence of drugs or alcohol. However, living in denial about the possibility of your teen driver taking part in these life-threatening activities is one of the most dangerous...
4 tips to keep your teen driver safe in winter road conditions
Posted in Accident & Injury on December 8, 2016
Driving in winter weather is a dangerous challenge for even the most skilled motorists. While it may be tempting to take away your teen driver's keys at the first sign of snow, there will come a time when they will need to brave the winter roads. Wouldn’t you rather them be prepared? Follow these...
Teaching your teen to drive? Follow these 3 tips
Posted in Accident & Injury, Car Accident, Health & Wellness on May 26, 2016
The state of Ohio requires teen drivers to garner 50 hours of driving experience after they earn their learner's permit. However, a parent or guardian must ride in the front seat for those hours, potentially causing anxiety and stress for the parent and the teen. Here are three tips that could help you breathe...
Prom and Graduation: Safe Driving
Posted in Accident & Injury on April 7, 2015
Prom and graduation season is exciting, but unfortunately, the months of April, May, and June are also the most dangerous times for high school students. Car crashes are the leading cause of death for teens. One out of three teen crashes is alcohol related and distracted driving results in thousands of deaths. To help...
5 to Drive: National Teen Driver Safety Week
Posted in Accident & Injury on October 22, 2013
October 20-26, 2013 is National Teen Driver Safety Week. To mark the occasion, Elk & Elk is issuing a special challenge this week to the parents of all teen drivers with a special “5 to Drive” campaign encouraging parents to always set the rules before their teens hit the road. Motor vehicle crashes are...
Deaths among youngest drivers surge in first half of 2012
Posted in Accident & Injury on February 26, 2013
By Arthur Elk I’m a parent of four and I remember well those years when my children were first learning how to drive. Driving is such a huge responsibility and can be such a dangerous thing to learn how to do. As a parent, I was very concerned about my children when they were...