Summer Driving Tips for Your Teen

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Summer Driving Tips for Your Teen

With the summer months coming into full swing, there is no better time to teach your teen driver about safety, and the great responsibility that comes with being able to drive. Whether making the daily stop-and-go commute to the workplace or heading out of town for a bit of fun in the sun, make sure your teen driver is prepared for the road ahead.

Consider developing a “Safe Driving Contract” with clear cut rules of the road. This is a great way to keep your young adult responsible and accountable on the road, ensuring that he or she understands the potentially life-threatening consequences of reckless driving. Check out these principles that should be passed on to your young teen, but are applicable to anyone!

  • 1. Know and obey the speed limit. Speed is a major contributing factor to fatal teen accidents. Educate your young driver on the importance of speed limit control and awareness. Get them in the habit of leaving five minutes earlier to arrive at their destination safely.
  • 2. Turn the cell phone off. Put it in the glove box or purse. Let them know that text message is not worth the price you may pay. To further safety and monitoring, download a family friendly safe driving app. Many block calls and messages sending out alerts that let others know your child is busy driving.
  • 3. Limit passengers and cut distractions. A car full of friends can be overstimulating for an inexperienced driver. Keep the car party to a one or two person limit to minimize excess activity in the vehicle.

A safe ride begins with the right tools. Finding a vehicle that fits your child's abilities and needs will increase their comfort level. Choose the appropriate size and safety features for them. Our experts here at Capital CDJR of Indian Trail are ready to educate and help you find the best option. Stop by today!

Source: DMV