The very thought of teen driving brings on an instant headache, but preparing for this inevitable event can actually be a momentous and exciting time! The key to the entire process is good preparation and it is never too late to start now!
Even from the earliest ages, children become very observant to your actions behind the wheel. If you have been jumping railroad tracks at high speeds minus your safety belt, it may be a good time to get yourself in check fast, and begin to set a prime example! If you are making a change within your own driving, it will signify the importance to your anxious teen. Another great tip for become a model road warrior is to keep that cell phone tucked away. The texting, emailing, and surfing the web will have to wait until you are at a complete, parked stop. Nearly 6,000 folks lost their lives in 2008 alone from cell phone use and other distractions, so it is essential you do not project this behavior in front of your new driver. If you are running late and must phone ahead, simply pull into a gas station or safe zone, stop the car and then place the call.
It is also important to pay attention to that speedometer; the last thing you need is a ticket when you are trying to enforce the exact opposite. And though you may know your residential neighborhood like the back of your hand, donâ€™t be tempted to roll through those vacant stop signs. You will have to get back to the basics with the guidelines yourself, and not take any shortcuts. That is especially important when it comes to your seat belt! Wear it every time, no matter how short the trip, and wear it correctly!
Liberty Mutual has provided all the essentials to get your teen up and going on the road, from start to finish! For additional helpful documents and tips, visit Liberty Mutual Solutions.