Once upon a time, we all had to learn how to drive. Whether you learned from your parents, a driver’s education course, or a combination of both, it all led to one goal: passing that driver’s licensing exam. This is easier for some new drivers as they intuitively seem to understand how to operate a car and may have already had experience in caring for one as well. Other young drivers may be on a steeper learning curve, experiencing anxiety over exercises like parallel parking, merging onto the highway, and driving in heavy traffic.
Passing that written test and then the actual driving test are an enormous milestone—but for most of us, true learning begins after we get behind the wheel in real life. And while teenagers may experience all sorts of anxiety while learning to drive, parents are usually experiencing a wide range of emotions too as they watch their children gain true independence. This is a time where we usually feel proud yet worried—along with being relieved that we are no longer the family taxi service!
Being able to drive delivers new freedom for both the parent and the child, but in their first few months and years on the road, you will most likely continue to guide them, along with remembering and learning some things yourself. Following are some great tips to give to new drivers:
It’s also very important to talk to your teen about what to do if they are in an accident, from calling law enforcement to getting the other person’s contact and insurance information, and more. If you or a loved one have been injured in an auto accident, call us now at Heintz & Becker. We handle Florida automobile accidents of all types and will be dedicated to making sure you receive fair compensation from the insurance companies. Call us for a free consultation now at 941-748-2916 or contact us online. We are here to help!
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