Teens Drinking and Driving
As a parent, you might tell your teen age children, “Don’t drink and drive.” But they learn best by seeing what others do including their parents. Parents set the example for their children, and if the parent drinks (even a little) and drives, they are in essence saying to their children, “It’s OK to drink and drive.”
The problem with teens drinking and driving is that they are inexperienced drivers, and when they add alcohol to the mix, you can have a deadly combination. With more teens on the road today, as opposed to years ago, this becomes an even more important issue.
It is important to instill in your teens, both by discussion and by example, a “Zero Tolerance” policy for drinking and driving. No amount of alcohol or other substances is acceptable, lest they potentially cause a crash that could take their life or the life of someone else.