Tomes can be written about teen driving safety tips but some of the more important ones, are usually the ones that are both the most simple and sometimes-overlooked. Most people know that drinking while driving is never a good idea, in spite of of if it is a new driver, or older driver. But there are several other reminders to pass on to family and friends.
Here are a few of the better teen driving safety tips:
Contracts with parents – This is by far the simplest and easiest to do to keep teens safe: continue a Parent-Teen driving contract or logbook. It could be as simple as a set of dos and don’ts from parents to their teens; along with the appropriate consequences should the teen break any of the terms of agreement. A logbook is helpful to limit access to the means and monitor your teens use and responsibility toward driving and care. Studies show that when teens are not given unlimited access to the means, that they take better care of it and are involved in fewer crashes and receive les tickets. The logbook can be as simple as a teen noting down the times of departure and arrival if the means will be used.
Don’t be a chauffeur – A teen driving safety tip is for teens not to become their friend’s personal driver. Just because a teen is able to excursion does not average they are capable of handling the distraction and responsibility for their passengers. Many states have enacted laws prohibiting learner’s permit holders from having passengers under 21, and for newly licensed drivers limiting passengers in addition. More passengers equate to more variables to lose focus on while driving.
Learn from traffic school, not by driving around – Driver’s education and traffic school defensive driving courses are specifically designed to create a controlled ecosystem for new drivers to hone their skills and learn strategies for safe driving. Busy streets are not for learning defensive driving on the fly: traffic school is.
Buckle up! – Teach a teen driver to practice buckling up before already starting the means. Wearing your safety belt reduces your chances of being killed or injured by up to 50 percent. As the driver, it keeps you at wheel and in control of the means, which can help you react to other compounding situations in a crash. For a passenger buckling up reduces their body of being thrown from the means, crashing into the interior of the means or other occupants, and reduces the damage caused internally by the force to their organs. Making a continued habit of buckling up before turning on the ignition will go a long way to ensuring their safety and avoiding a citation.
Distracted Driving Mobile App – Most distracted driving mobile applications are designed to disable a mobile phone’s features while the phone is moving. This is a great way to avoid the temptation to answer the phone or a text while behind the wheel. Another characterize for many of these apps is to designate locations by their Global Positioning System (GPS)that are unsafe allowing parents to be notified, should their teen find themselves in those spots.
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