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Feb 12, 2021

Tips to Teach Your Teen About Being a Safe Driver



When teenagers obtain their driver's licenses, parents typically feel worried and overwhelmed. They may not want to hand over their keys to their new and inexperienced driver. However, the time comes when they'll have to drive to work, school, and other activities. What safe driving tips and conversations should you have with your teen before they're out on the road without your supervision? Look to these ideas to get you started.

The Basics

Even if a driver's education course has already gone over the basics of safe driving for your teen, it's best to continuously go over them so your teen can understand just how important they are. By following safe driving protocols, your teen will be less likely to be involved in one of the 5.5 million car accidents that occur in the United States each year. These safe driving basics include:

  • Buckling your seatbelt
  • Keeping your eyes on the road at all times
  • Keeping your hands on the wheel
  • Ridding of distractions
  • Being aware of other drivers and pedestrians
  • Driving the speed limit
  • Taking precautions depending on the weather
  • Having all necessary documents and licenses in the car at all times

Distracted Driving