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Teen drivers must be carefully monitored

Teens who are involved in a car crash might suffer from a traumatic brain injury (TBI). This is something that isn't guaranteed; however, it is a good possibility. A TBI occurs when the brain is moved in unnatural ways by the force of the crash.

The impacts of TBIs can be serious. In fact, there are some instances in which the effects of the injury aren't ever able to be overcome. This would mean that a teen who suffers from this type of injury might not ever fully recover. The rest of the teen's life could be filled with hardships because of one single accident.

One of the best ways that you can prevent teenagers from suffering these types of injuries is to ensure that the teens are ready to drive. No teen should be allowed to drive unless he or she has been trained on the proper driving methods.

Teens can't just be given free reign when they first get a license. Instead, they need to be slowly introduced to risky driving situations, such as driving in the rain or in the dark. Parents should carefully watch the teen's actions while they are in the car with the teen.

Another area that must be considered is a teen driving with other teens in the car. Trying to pay attention to other people in the car can distract a teen who isn't able to handle that type of distraction.

When a teen is involved in a crash and suffers injuries, the teen's parents might choose to seek compensation from the driver who caused the crash.

Source: Teen Driver Source, "Traumatic Brain Injuries in Teen Crashes," accessed Oct. 13, 2017

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