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Rules of the Road: Tips for Safe Teen Driving

Rules of the Road: Tips for Safe Teen DrivingRules of the Road: Tips for Safe Teen Driving

A driver’s license is a rite of passage for many teens…and a source of severe anxiety for many parents. The best thing a parent can do is to prepare their teen ahead of time, both with extensive practice and knowledge of the road. Once they are on their own, you can release them safely into independent driving by implementing a few basic Safe Teen Driving rules:

Safe Teen Driving Tip #1 – Limit passengers. Teens are less likely to crash when they are driving alone or with an adult. Set limits on how and when your child can ride with or transport other teenagers (many states have already implement restrictions).

Safe Teen Driving Tip #2 – Drive during the day. At night, it’s harder to see and more difficult to judge distance and speed. Spend a lot of time practicing nighttime driving with your teen. Make sure they follow the state curfew, and you may want to limit night driving altogether before they amass the experience to drive comfortably and safely alone.

Safe Teen Driving Tip #3 – Limit technology. This used to be as simple as “don’t touch the radio.” Now, however with advanced auto technology and smartphones, teens can theoretically text, call, check email, fiddle with the GPS, check Facebook, and use the infotainment system all while behind the wheel. And, despite laws, research shows that texting and talking while driving is still widespread. Remind your teen to pull over if they need to make a call or text.

While the above recommendations may not be popular, as a parent or guardian they will give you peace of mind and help your teen stay safe on the road.

A.J. Benet has helped guide our customers through life’s milestones, including helping to insure young drivers on their auto policies. What’s more, we have developed a New Driver Contract, designed to help teens realize and accept the newfound responsibilities that come with driving.

Providing Mamaroneck Auto Insurance for drivers from New York City to Westchester County and nearby Connecticut and New Jersey with persona car insurance plans to protect your teen against unforeseen damages and injuries. Contact us today for more information about our New York Teen Auto Insurance programs

Source: NHTSA

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