Getting Teen Drivers On The Road Safely Is So Important!
We just discussed what to do a year out, six months prior to your teen driving but it is getting closer so let's continue with our timeline. So you have had a conversation with your team about safety behind the wheel. You are setting a good example for them. You and they have a plan for what is the expectations of them driving. You look at the calendar and in just four months, they'll be on the road by themselves. Here is how you can prepare at this time.
4 Months In Advance
Don't just meet the minimum guidelines of your State for hours driven with supervision but exceed them. Ensure your teen has taken the proper classroom instruction for licensing. Have your teen start to drive in the actual vehicle they will be driving. This way they know where the controls are, how to turn on the wipers, headlights, hazard lights, set the emergency brake, change the tires in case of a flat, check the oil levels, etc.
3 Months In Advance
Prepare your teen about what to do if they are in an accident. Remember, they know nothing about getting the other driver's insurance and contact information, calling the police, taking pictures, completing an accident report and notifying the insurance company. In fact, when an accident happens they will be frazzled and you will be their first phone call, and then you will be frazzled too out of pure worry for your child. Help your child pack and emergency kit in the event that something happens. Teach them to get the car to a safe place before getting out of the vehicle. Make sure they know the number for roadside assistance (in their phone and in the glovebox).
The big day is here! Stay involved in your teen's life when it comes to driving even after they are off and rolling. Continually bring up the things you talked about. We all know when it comes to driving, you can slip into bad habits. This will help you set a good example on an ongoing basis too. I am convinced some adults need a refresher on safe driving habits so we can all stay safe on the road, regardless of age. Keeping you protected. Rick All Access Insurance in Littleton, CO, who represents multiple insurance companies as a “Broker” and provides products for auto, home, commercial, workers compensation, and much more! Call us today for a free quote at (303) 932-1700