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Keeping Teen Drivers Safe

If you have a teen driver, then you know how important it is to teach he or she save driving techniques. As a parent, you most likely want to do whatever you can to keep your child safe when traveling. At Virtual Drive USA, we want to assist you with this task. For your benefit, we’ve put some tips together on how you can promote your son or daughter to make good choices when sitting behind the wheel. Take a look!

Be Open

You want your child to be able to talk to you about anything, specifically, driving. Therefore, it will be important to be open and positive when speaking to your son or daughter. Of course, teen drivers are going to make mistakes. Therefore, when being constructive, try not to raise your voice or act accusatory. You will want to teach your teen driver, but you will also want to gain their trust and be supportive. When it comes to driving, show them right from wrong, but don’t be overly critical.

Don’t Purchase a Car

You may want to provide your teen driver with a new car, but doing so could be more harmful than helpful. Studies have shown that if a driver has to ask for permission to take his or her parent’s car versus simply driving off in their own, the risk of an accident taking place is much less. Therefore, consider sharing your automobile with your child and teach them to not only respect the car, but to also practice safe driving techniques.

Relax

Yes, this tip is easier said than practiced, but it will be very important for parents to relax and stay calm when it comes time to helping teen drivers with their driving skills. Try not to fight the inevitable — your child is going to get their license and eventually drive all on their own. Therefore, keep your cool and try to offer them the best advice you possibly can.

Practice Makes Perfect

Above all else, teen drivers need plenty of practice. Therefore, you should be willing to drive with your child as much as possible. Offer these new drivers support and guidance. Whether it’s you driving or your child, always stay safe!



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