Teen Driving Contracts Help Save Lives

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Driving contracts from KidsContracts assist parents in setting critical rules for teenage drivers and helps to reduce injuries and deaths from motor vehicle accidents.

Over 5000 children in the United States will die in motor vehicle crashes this year when the driver of the vehicle is 16 -- 20 years old. Motor vehicle accidents are the leading cause of disability and death in kids of this age category. Parents can help prevent some of these tragedies with a simple, but very effective driving contract that spells out the rules and consequences for violating those rules.

"Parents should be aggressive and unwilling to compromise on the safety of their children. The younger the driver, the more important it is to have a driving contract. Sixteen year old teenagers are 20 times more likely to have an accident than the general population," says Mark Kichler, president of KidsContracts, Inc.

KidsContracts is an easy and inexpensive way to help protect teenagers during the first few years of driving when they are much more likely to experiment with risky behavior behind the wheel. The contract provides very specific rules for the main issues that affect teen driving:

Alcohol and drugs

Friends in the vehicle

Seat belts

Reckless driving

Curfew

Tickets and accidents

Destination

Grades in school

Kichler recommends parents sit down with their children and decide together what the exact rules will be and the consequences if they are violated. Then, together the parents and kids sign and date the agreements. Kichler said, "this method of a written contract eliminates future arguments and shows kids that you love and care for them and their safety."

At $21.95 for the driving contract plus 8 other contracts, parents can make an immediate and positive impact in their child's life. The contracts can be purchased, downloaded and printed online at http://www.kidscontracts.com.

About KidsContracts, Inc.:

KidsContracts was founded in 2000 and is dedicated to helping parents set limits and provide structure for their children in key areas of concern including driving, alcohol and drugs, school, allowance, chores, working, citizenship and dating.

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