The most important day of your teen’s life has arrived. They are exiting the DMV with their temporary license in one hand while the other stretches out for the family car keys. You’ve spent the past 16 years protecting them from any harm, so how do you keep them safe when their life is now in their own hands? Here are eight ways to best prepare your teen for safe driving:
- Prevent distracted driving. According to Teen Safe, texting and driving kills 11 teens every day. Simply reaching for their phone increases the risk of teens crashing by 700 percent. Most teens have an “it won’t happen to me mindset,” be open with your teen about the potential consequences of texting and driving. Look into apps like Motovate that reward your teen for safe driving.
M. Brant Watson
Senior Vice President
Heffernan Insurance Brokers