How to Prepare Teens for Driving
Prepare Teenagers | Prevent Texting While Driving
As a parent, you’re always concerned about your teenager. From helping with homework to chaperoning prom, you do what you can to stay involved in your teen’s life. So why should things be any different when it comes to preparing your teenager for driving? The world of driving is a dangerous one for teens. In fact, according to the CDC, a teen driver is three times more likely to be involved in an accident than a driver over the age of 20. Consider this startling statistic: over a quarter of a million teens were sent to the ER in 2010 following car accidents, and one of out a hundred of those died. It’s not surprising that more and more parents these days are taking an active role in their teenagers’ driving education. RoadReady Family has got some helpful information on how you can help prepare your teen for driving.
Driver’s Ed Courses and Programs
One of the most important things you can do as a parent is to enroll your teenager in an accredited and well-established driver’s education course. No well-intentioned parent can be a substitute for a professional driving instructor. It may also to obtain supplemental educational materials from your local department of motor vehicles.
Many states require teenagers to get their learner’s permit before applying for a driver’s license. Getting a learner’s permit requires a set number of parent-supervised driving hours to be logged, a great way to monitor your teen’s driving skills. As a parent, make sure to keep a positive attitude and foster a good environment in which your teen can readily learn.
Websites, Mobile Apps, and Accessories
Believe it or not, there are mobile apps that can actually help teens drive safely! Apps that lock down your teen’s phone’s texting and calling functions while driving can prove particularly helpful. Other helpful car accessories include GPS units, dashboard cameras, and subscription based technology which track driving habits. Many devices can notify parents when teens exceed speed limits, drive erratically, or stay out past curfew. Contact us to learn how to prevent teens texting while driving and get started today!