Sunday, April 14, 2013
Help your teenager to become a safe driver
It’s that time! Your child suddenly morphed before your eyes and is now a teenager. It’s now time to learn how to drive. Here are some tips on how to teach your teen to drive safely.
You’ll need to always remember that you’re their role model. One of the most important things to remember is to practise what you preach. Your teen watches you very closely, so if you’re wearing your seatbelt and obey the rules of the road, your teen will follow suit. Beware of your bad habits and correct them as soon as possible.
When you are teaching your teen, you’ll want to eliminate all distractions. Turn the radio off, ask your teen to get off the cell phone and ensure that they are paying attention to your instructions.
It can be nerve wrecking to teach your teen to drive so try to remain as calm as possible. Increased stress levels will only result in a negative effect on your teen’s driving experience.
Guide them and teach them confidence while keeping it friendly and fun.
Teach your teen to maintain their vehicle. Not only for obvious reasons like getting the most of your car but you are also creating a safer driving experience for your teenager and other drivers on the road.
You may want to enrol your teen into a good driving school. This will not only allow them to become a better and safer driver but this will help on your auto insurance premium also. Practise makes perfect.
Some teenagers are not as mature as we would like them to be. Teenagers sometimes tend to think they are invincible and indestructible. It’s the parent’s job to determine if and when your teenager is ready to drive responsibly and safely.
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