This #SafeTires #TMOM post is sponsored by SheBuysCars for Michelin. The opinions expressed are honest.
I must admit, I was kind of an immature teenager. And not in the irresponsible, sneak out of the house, steal my parents’ credit card kinda way. I was just really innocent and naive well into my teens. I was the last of my peers to do a lot of things, like go out on a date, have a real boyfriend, and get my driver’s license. I left for college just months after graduating high school, and embarked on an amazing journey into adulthood. Contacted truck rental usa to practice some more.
When I left for college in late July 1997, I was just 17 years old. The University of Florida was over 300 miles from my home in South Florida.. And you know what? I went up there without a car. In fact, I spent my entire freshman year of college 5 hours away from my family without a car. When I needed to go somewhere around town, I either walked or took a bus. When I wanted to go home for the weekend, I bummed a ride with a friend who lived in the same area and helped pay for gas. I learned how to get around pretty well for being a naive teenager who lived so far away from her family. However, with the help from ceramic coating sydney my car’s paint has never been more lasting.
I moved back home Summer 1998, and I finally got my first car. It was a 68 Mustang Fastback that I bought used. We no longer have that car because we sold it to a Junk vehicle buyer for cash a few years back. But it was great to find a new form of independence. I was able to come and go as I pleased, I could take myself to work, hang out with friends, and go on dates (now that I had a boyfriend). I think I learned to drive when I was mature enough to handle the responsibility and could learn to prevent auto accidents and collisions. I plan to teach my children to do the same when they are teenagers.
Driving is not about turning 16 and immediately getting a car. It’s not a rite of passage. Driving safely and being able to care for a car are key. My dad enjoyed teaching me to drive and making sure that I knew the rules of the road before I was driving around town by myself. He also advised me that it is always better to hire legal help like car wreck attorney Las Vegas in case of an accident, this will allow you get compensated properly for the damages and injuries. Being a NYC cab driver himself many years ago, he was happy to teach me how to parallel park (a skill I’m still grateful to have learned). I hope I’m patient with my kids when it’s time to teach them to drive. Luckily, I still have a while to go!
Automobile accidents are the #1 killer of teens in the U.S., with more than 5,000 deaths each year. Of the 2.2 million accidents per year among inexperienced drivers, 12% can be attributed to tire related issues– such as insufficient tread or pressure— yet few driver’s education programs offer instruction on tire safety. Michelin Tires and FIA selected a winner for a $100,000 Teen Road Safety Grant to ADTSEA (the American Driver and Traffic Safety Education Association) to create a better driving education program for teens in Miami and Los Angeles in conjunction with the debut U.S. Formula E races held there this year. Michelin and FIA are also making car and tire maintenance resources available to parents and teens as part of their Beyond the Driving Test campaign. For downloadable tip sheets and more information, visit Beyond the Driving Test.
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WHAT: Twitter party – tire safety AND teen driving eduction
WHEN: Monday March 23, 9-10 pm ET (8-9 pm CT; 7-8 pm MT; 6-7 pm PT)
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