Safety Practices to Teach Your Teenage Driver
Do you remember the excitement and nerves you felt when you started driving? How you gradually improved with the experience? Learning to drive is a rite of passage that we all go through at some point in our lives. Our teenage children prepare for it with the same excitement that we did. However, it’s important to use our experience to teach our children about the possible risks and dangers they may face when driving. We must help them be as prepared as possible for any eventuality that may arise.
Here are some essential tips to teach and discuss with our children before they venture through the streets of our city.
Help your child become familiar with all the mechanisms and features of the car. Teach them how to position their seat to drive comfortably, use the turn signals, the emergency brake, the rear-view mirrors, etc. It is vital to go over all the things they will use while driving so they feel comfortable with them.
Be patient. Don’t raise your voice when teaching them. On the contrary, calmly and patiently teach them how to anticipate turning, stopping at a traffic light, moving again, etc. Teach them to take their time to perform all the necessary maneuvers during their journey.
Avoid all possible distractions. Emphasize how important it is to avoid distractions while driving. Things like cell phones, talking or texting, playing on the car stereo, etc. are incredibly dangerous and cause many accidents a year. Teach him how important it is to stay alert and keep their eyes on the road.
Seat belt. Of course, one of the essential things is using a seat belt, both for the driver and for the passengers. Make sure your child puts it on automatically once they get in the car.
Obey traffic signals. From speed limits to traffic lights, warnings, and all kinds of signs that can be found on the road. Ensure they are familiar with them and have no questions about what they mean and what to do.
Putting these tips into practice helps keep our teens safe on the road. If you are involved in a car accident and need legal help or representation, contact Nourmand Legal. We are here for you.