Hudson Valley Parent

HVP May 2016

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Page 18 of 39 n Hudson Valley Parent 19 T he magical age when young people are legally old enough to operate a motor vehicle in the great state of New York is 16. But studying for the permit and road tests are only part of the equation when it comes to safety. Did you know... • According to the Centers for Dis- ease Control, motor vehicle crashes are the leading cause of death for U.S. teens? • The fatal crash rate of 16-year- olds is nearly twice as high at night between 6pm and midnight accord- ing to the Insurance Institute for Highway Safety? • You can teach your children to drive safely well before they actu- ally get behind the wheel? Model safe behavior and insist on signing a driving contract with your teen so they know what you expect from them when it's their turn. Find one at • There are websites to help you learn more about teen driving safety? Two to try are the National Safety Council at NSC-Initiatives/Pages/teen-driving and Allstate Teens and Safe Driving NEWBURGH TH E BE L L S' AN AUTHORIZED ETHAN ALLEN RETAILER ROUTE 32 94 NORTH PLANK ROAD 845.565.6000 *Delivery times may vary based on your location. Ask a designer or visit for details. ©2016 Ethan Allen Global, Inc. UPHOLSTERY HAND -TAILORED IN OUR OWN NORTH AMERICAN WORKSHOPS AND DELIVERED TO YOUR HOME IN 30 DAYS OR LESS. *

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