ANCHOR LEAD: There are plenty rules to the road, but for parents of new teen drivers… Brian Osuch finds out there are some other rules that must be enforced to help save young lives. (:59)
SCRIPT: Newsbreak, I'm Brian Osuch. Known as "The Safety Mom," Alison Rhodes has partnered with Sylvania Automotive Lighting to help make parents aware of the many hazards facing teenage drivers. She says, teen drivers are a high-risk group.
CUT: (Rhodes) Well, unfortunately, teen drivers don't have the experience to know how to handle things that come up, things like obstructions in the road, distractions… and as it gets darker earlier, it's dimmer out. They can't see as well.
SCRIPT: Fortunately, there are some things parents can do to help protect their children.
CUT: (Rhodes) Be a good role model and set a good example when you are behind the wheel. Also, make sure your young drivers aren't just ready for daytime driving, but nighttime driving as well. According to Sylvania, headlights can dim up to 20 percent in two years. Consider upgrading their bulbs to give them more visibility and peace of mind. Sylvania Silverstar ULTRA headlight bulbs provide 40 percent more down road visibility and 50 percent more side road vision.
SCRIPT: For more, log onto Sylvania-dot-com-slash-auto. That's Newsbreak from Sylvania Automotive Lighting. I'm Brian Osuch.
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