Tips for Teenage Drivers

teenDriverFor most students that are eligible to drive, June signifies the last month before school is out and summer vacation begins, which means teenagers will likely be out in greater numbers driving or at least learning how to drive. Memorial Day has come to signify the beginning of the 100 deadliest days for teenage drivers, with about 260 fatalities each summer.

Studies have proven that teenagers whose parents set limits on their driving privileges are involved in less risky behavior, fewer crashes and fewer violations. If you are a parent, here are a couple of tips you can use to help keep your teenager safe on the roads.

During the first year, it is imperative to teach your teen best driving practices, and that usually means spending the time to supervise them by riding with them. Even after a teenager has gained the privilege to drive solo, driving together allows you to share your wisdom and reinforce best practices, especially when facing tricky driving conditions such as driving during a rain or thunderstorm on a busy interstate.

You obviously want to give your teenager freedom to learn things on their own, but consider establishing an agreement that sets rules for driving at night, how many passengers are allowed in the vehicle, and access to the car.

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