Parents always have a lot to worry about when it comes to their children, and it’s made worse when their children reach driving-age. To help ease your mind when your teen takes to the road, it’s worth teaching them safe driving habits while they practice their driving with you in the vehicle. Here are some safe driving tips to teach teens.
- No phones: Although it’s tempting to look at your phone while driving, you should instruct your teen to keep their phone put away. Although they should know this, it’s worth reiterating how dangerous distracted driving is, and how they should never text while behind the wheel.
- No speeding: Teen drivers are particularly prone to speeding, so you should reinforce the importance of obeying the speed limit. As a new driver, they may feel pressured to drive faster if it seems like the flow of traffic is travelling faster than they are, but the bottom line is that speeding is dangerous and illegal.
- Buckle up: Teens are more likely to not wear their seat belts when other teens are in the vehicle with them, so you should talk about the importance of buckling up with them. This simple precaution can go a long way in the event of an accident.
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