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Is Safe Driving A Priority For Your Teenager? Some Tips

Establishing safe driving habits is probably the most important part of driver’s education for teenagers. Here are some tips to help make safe driving a top priority for your teenager.

  • Study good driving rules as a family.

Get a copy of the driver’s handbook for your state. You can usually get this online or at your local motor vehicle department office. Make it a part of your family time to study the rules and discuss them.

  • Take a driver’s education course with your teenager.

Can you remember when you first took a driver’s education course? It may be a long time ago, and it’s probably a good idea to take a refresher course. Some of the rules have changed over the years, too, so it’s a good idea to get current with the latest driving safety principles.

  • Set a good example for driver safety.

Even more important than talking about the rules of driver safety, make sure you follow them. Children pay more attention to actions than words, and your example should give them a standard to follow for safer driving.

  • Have your teenager sign a safe-driving agreement.

Eventually, your teenage driver will be behind the wheel alone. As a way for him or her to remember their promises to you, have them sign a safe-driver agreement. Among other things, the agreement should state that they will never do the following:

  • Drink and drive
  • Eat and drive
  • Text and drive
  • Use a mobile phone without a hands-free device

Failure to abide by this agreement should cause your young driver to lose his or her driving privileges until they can prove they deserve another chance.

At NYE Automotive Group, we know how important it is to teach safe driving principles, not just to teenagers, but to all drivers. We hope these tips will help keep all of us safer on our roads.

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