Teen Drivers - Parents & Teens
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A Comprehensive Approach to Teen Driver Safety.
We know that getting through to your teen can be tough, but research tells us that teens listen to their parents, and that you influence your kid's driving habits. Remind your teenager that driving is a privilege - a privilege they will lose if they don't drive by your rules.
Set the standard
You need to teach safe driving behavior from the beginning. As the parent, you can start by modeling safe driving behavior anytime you drive your kids anywhere, even before they begin to drive.
Talk to your teen about safety issues and the rules you are setting. Explain each one of your rules and the consequences for breaking it. Write up a contract with your teen driver to make sure they drive by the rules and drive as safely as possible. Include the most important issues. Here's how:
Spell out the rules