The best part of summer in a teenager’s life is being able to drive themselves and not have to depend on parents to drop off and pick up. Although this may seem beneficial for parents, there are some tips to making sure that they are being safe.
#1 School is out
Teenagers have more time to be out driving and are more inclined to stay out later during the summer. It would be a good idea to set a curfew and driving restrictions.
Teenagers are more than likely to drive with their friends in the car whether you allow them to or not. After the first year of having a license, it is best to limit the number of passengers in order to decrease the amount of distractions in the car.
Teenagers driving without a specific goal of where and why they are going are more likely to get into an accident. Having your child ask permission before leaving with the car will help to ensure that they have a goal.
Teenagers need to build experience behind the wheel and continue to practice. Just because they have their license does not mean that they are an expert driver.
Teenagers are still new to driving and are still learning how to become a safe driver.