Vanessa Williams & Son Talk Safe Driving

Vanessa Williams and her 15-year-old son, Devin Hervey, were photographed at the Press Conference for Allstate Parent-Teen Driving Contract.

Vanessa and her son are signing an Allstate Parent-Teen Driving Contract before he gets behind the wheel. This contract lays out expectations for smart driving decisions, and consequences if those expectations are not met. Vanessa commented on this safe-driving initiative:

“As a mother of two older daughters, I’ve given them the car keys and worried whether they would make it home safe. The fact is that our teens are more likely to die in a car crash than from anything else, so having the safe driving talk with your teen is just as important as talking about drugs and sex. As the holidays arrive, parents and teens should use the Allstate Parent-Teen Driving Contract as way to begin a conversation that can be a gift of life.”

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  • Teens are still children they shouldn’t be allowed to drive a car in the first place.

  • antigoniem

    Sarita – How would someone become an experienced driver if they don’t start young? They have to start somewhere. Would you rather have older people who can barely hear or see driving around?

  • I am not saying they should never learn to drive I just think 15/16/17 is too young. Many children that age are not responsible enough to take charge of a big machine that can takes lives in a second. One wrong decision or loss of concentration can have huge consequences.

  • Sanja

    I agree with Sarita, 15 is too young to drive.

    The legal age shoud be at least 18 (as is in most European countries).

  • Amy

    I think it depends on the person who is learning. I started driving with a permit at the age of 14 and was more responsible and a safer driver than most adults on the road. I was driving with my mother at my side for over a year and a half before I was able to get my license.

    I had to save up my own money to buy my car as well as pay for my gas and car insurance. I was in charge of getting/paying for oil changes as well as any other maintenance the vehicle may have needed. Knowing that everything was up to me and that I was responsible for the care of the vehicle made me even more aware of how I drove as well as being more cautious of other drivers out there on the road with me.

    I’m 23 years old now and have never been in an accident, never been pulled over, never gotten any type of ticket and never had any damage sustained to my vehicle.

  • u guys are idiots Devin is 15 and he lives in NY and he has to be 16 in order to get his permit so the whole point of this thing is to get him ready. he isnt driving yet

  • Biplab

    Thanks for this nice article. The article is very important for awareness against tin age driving. I also think 15 years old is not enough driving, it should be at least 18 years. I think every driver take a life insurance

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