Tips to Parents of New Drivers

December 7, 2009

Reality – You can not control all of the conditions you new driver will face, but you can set standards and expectations that will limit the risks.

  1. LEAD BY EXAMPLE
  2. Invest in driver training from a reputable organization
  3. Commit to a practice schedule
  4. Keep your cool during practice sessions
  5. Introduce privileges gradually
  6. Plan ahead for challenges. A parent-teen driving contrace is a good line of defense.
  7. Take a refresh course yourself.
  8. Discuss who will pay for: gas, insurance, and repairs.
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Top Ten Risky Behaviors of Teen Drivers

December 7, 2009
  1. Bad habits. New drivers pick up good and bad habits from parents.
  2. Following Too Closely
  3. Speeding
  4. Not using safety belts
  5. Driving While Impaired
  6. Overloading a vehicle with too many passengers
  7. Driving While Distracted
  8. Aggressive Driving and Road Rage
  9. Poor Scanning
  10. Poor Distance Judgement