As your kids begin to grow, getting a driver’s license becomes a right of passage, although it may seem like a simple document, it comes with plenty responsibilities but with the ultimate goal to make them a safe driver. In New York Teen Drivers must be 16 years old and complete the proper drivers education. Amongst the whole population, teenagers are more at risk when it comes to accidents. According to the reports from CDC, shows that at 2018 teenagers’ cause of death is usually driving at a very top speed. An average of 7 people between the ages of 13 and 19 years have died from a car accident and many more have escaped with injuries.
It is the responsibility of the parent to try and teach your kids the best and safest driving habits. This way you would be able to avoid not only bad injuries but also spending a lot on both hospital bills and auto body repairs. Below are the best tips that would help your teenager become a safe driver.
Practice regularly with them
As they continuously practice, they would become perfect at the wheel. You can make it a daily routine in other to make the learn one new thing. The education that they learn from a driving school can only do so much, however, it is left to you the parent to take them out and encourage them to practice what they’ve learned. You can begin by taking them out around neighborhoods, then you can move on to driving around empty parking lots, then to local roads before finally graduating to the highway when they have finally gotten their confidence.
Switch up the driving conditions
It is very healthy to switch things up a little bit, you can start by teaching them how to drive at night, then teaching them how it feels to drive in rush-hour traffic, and also harsh weather conditions. As you place more trust in them, they would be able to get that confidence boost that they need to face the real-world challenges, then they can get their driving license and you won’t be by their side coaching them anymore.
Avoid any distractions
No matter how good you are, it is usually hard to concentrate once there are any distractions. So as a parent you would need to lay some ground rules for your teens’ safety, such as drinking while driving, or restricting too many friends in the car while they drive, and also no texting while driving. Several states including Brooklyn NY have created a special licensing law that stated that a teenager can’t drive without the presence of a family member, or the fact that they cant be out driving at a specific time in the night. These a fantastic laws, however as a parent you would need to set your special rules
Teach them the importance of maintenance
You can try to take your time in teaching them that it is not all about driving a car, there is also the need for maintenance. You can teach them all the basics such as topping the oil before it runs low, gauging the tire air pressure, and carrying an extra tire, and changing them if they ever need to.
General rules on the road
As a great parent, you need to set extra rules for the protection of your children.
- Keep the music volume a mid-level.
- Avoid driving at night unless it is important.
- The need to wear the seat belt must be emphasized.
- Park before making any adjustment to the GPS.
- Avoid driving and talking on the phone, even with the hands-free option.
- Stay within a reachable range from home in case of emergency.
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