With prom and graduation season kicking off, now is the perfect time to remind your children and loved ones about safe teen driving. They have a 3 ton (or heavier) hunk of steel going 55 mph down the road. Make sure they think of their safety, and the safety of those around, them every time they get in the car. Below are a few talking points to go over with them.
Safe Teen Driving Tips
- Always use your seat belt, even if you’re just going for a short drive down the block – it’s the law!
- Never drive under the influence of drugs or alcohol. Remember that prescription medications can impact your driving too.
- Avoid driving at night if you don’t have much experience behind the wheel.
- Watch the forecast to avoid any inclement weather.
- Always try to stay at least two seconds behind the vehicle in front of you. This can help give you more reaction time in the event of an emergency. Never use your cellphone in your car.
- Never talk or text while driving, it can wait.
- If you ever feel uncomfortable or unsafe on the road, pull over somewhere safe.
- Obey the speed limit
- Never reach for something in the car while driving, a lot can happen in the few seconds your eyes are away from the road.
One more thing, many auto insurance companies also offer discount for good grades. It’s as simple as providing your insurance agent with a copy of your kid’s grade card. Stop by our office and review your auto insurance policy with your agent today to make sure you are receiving all available discounts. (Click here for more information about auto insurance)
The best way to ensure child is practicing safe driving is to practice safe driving yourself and to talk to them.
Remember Stop the Texts, Stop the Wrecks!