If you’re a parent teaching your teenager to drive, you’ve taken on a big task that requires a lot of patience. Perhaps you’ve chosen to use a driver’s ed school for most of the heavy lifting. Either way, we know you’re looking for tips for teen drivers and we’ve got a few for you to share with your kids.
Don’t feel pressured
Never let your friends or anyone pressure you into driving in a situation where you don’t feel comfortable. This could be driving in a busy downtown area like Downtown Denver. It could be driving at night, if you’re not used to that. Whatever the situation be strong and make it clear that you aren’t comfortable driving under those circumstances.
Keep the volume down
When you’re driving, keep your music levels low enough to hear what’s happening around you. While ambulance and fire engine sires seem loud, they’re only loud when they’re right next to you and it’s too late for you to get out of the way. You can’t always hear train horns or car horns either if your music is too loud.
Look and then look again
Take an extra second or two to look both ways before you proceed at a stop sign or even at a red light. There are lots of people out there who run red lights;just take a second to glance each way before you go.
Don’t be in such a hurry
Leave early and take your time getting to your destination. Driving fast can seem fun, and sometimes it is, but it’s also dangerous in most situations. A much better option is to take your time, enjoy your drive and your freedom, and get where you’re going without an incidents.
We hope these tips for teen drivers are helpful. If you or someone you love has been injured in accident, please have them contact us.