With traffic incidents on the rise, it can be stressful watching your teenagers head out on to busy roads, and especially if you are worried about their driving habits, still developing. It is a rite of passage though in the US and with the proper education and road training, teenagers should be equipped to travel alone before you know it. The process usually begins with a restricted license, allowing older kids to drive with another licensed driver in the passenger seat. Once they have taken the required course and passed the licensing exam, your young drivers can take on a level of independence, bolstered by having a good foundation in learning behind them.
The beginning is the best time to help your teens establish good driving habits. And while they should be book-smart on the topic too, you as the parent are most likely their most influential role model in experience. Good driving habits should include:
Some parents even create contracts with their older kids who are driving, discussing whether other teens can be in the car while they are traveling, as well as establishing consequences for breaking established rules. Safety must be the priority—for all drivers of all ages!
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