Teach Your Teen to Become a Better Driver

Teach Your Teen to Become a Better Driver

When it comes to the safety of your teen behind the wheel, make sure that you teach them proper car behavior. 

Putting a teen behind the wheel of a car is a rather nerve-racking experience for all parents. Teenagers are three times as likely to get into an accident than drivers aged 20 or older. They learn a bit from drivers ed, yes, but they mostly learn from example and what you, the parents, teach them. Here are a few tips on how you can teach your teen to become a better driver and keep the roads safe.

  1. Set a Good Example
    Monkey see monkey do: children and teens are no different. The behavior you elicit when you are behind the wheel will likely be mirrored by your teens. Be sure to be a non-aggressive driver at all times to teach your kids about keeping a cool head behind the wheel.
  2. Drive with Them When They Have Their Permit
    A study by the University of North Carolina’s Highway Safety Research Center concluded that there is a sharp decline in crashes among young people who participated in 110 hours of accompanied-by-a-parent driving. The risk of an accident is far greater for rookie drivers in their first month. Make sure they receive the proper practice before you let them fly away, or rather, drive away from the nest.
  3. Stop Texting
    While the obsession with new technology is not new among people, cell phones have a certain way of drawing attention from the user. When your teen drives, they should put their phones on the center console or mounted on the dashboard with access to only the GPS on their phone.

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