We started early on, taking an active role in educating our tween, before he becomes a teen driver, since the day he mentioned: I’m tall enough to drive! We sat down with him and shared about being a responsible driver and how it can help to save lives. Thousands of people die every year from dangerous driving, and even more are seriously injured. While a personal injury attorney can help those hurt receive compensation, teaching young adults how to drive safely is one of the best ways to keep them from having a serious accident.
Studies show that parents are the number one influence on their children regarding their driving skills. Their driving habits, are modeled after their parents, and their parental driving skills have a direct correlation on the kind of driver that they will be when they get behind the wheel. In some cases, children may want to use other modes of transport on the roads like motorcycles, this can be a worry for parents as they may see it as more of a hazard, however, making sure that they are being safe on the roads extends to this area too. If they are unfortunate and do get into an accident, then getting them in touch with a Des Moines motorcycle accident lawyer or one in the local area, will help them during this time. We can only teach our kids so much whether they are driving a car or motorcycle, the rest is up to them.
We wanted to share the tips we gave our son, to inspire you to start early on and do the same! Because it’s never too early to start! Our tips:
1. Adjust your seat.
2. Make sure all the passengers are buckled up.
3. Mirrors must be adjusted as well.
4. Cell Phone put away, turned off preferably.
5. Lower the music and focusing on driving and staying alert for any sirens, etc.
6. Only having one or two passengers in the vehicle at a time. Many accidents are related to having too many friends in the car causing distractions.
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We strongly believe that having an open and honest dialogue about driving and the responsibility involved in being behind the wheel, has created a strong impact in my son’s life and has laid a foundation to becoming a safe driver, when the time comes. It makes me proud when he sees young kids speeding or driving around town with loud music and he calls our attention to how stupid that is!
My father taught me how to drive, coming from a Latin Country, where family will always be your first and only driving education. I am following my dad’s footsteps and sharing what has been passed through generations! I still remember my dad waking me up at 6am and taking me to an empty parking lot to teach me about safety and how to drive!
I guess he did a good job! This year I’m celebrating 28 years with licenses in three countries and not one ticket, ever being issued to me!
The Allstate Foundation’s signature program – teen safe driving – is celebrating its 10th anniversary. Over the past decade, the Foundation has reached more than 56 million people with resources and information that have contributed to driving down teen car crash fatalities by nearly 48 percent. The work continues, especially during the summer months, which are the deadliest for teen drivers in the United States.
To mark this milestone, they’re sharing 10 safe driving stats and giving away $1,000 each day for 10 days.
For a chance to win $1,000, share your safe driving message. On Twitter and Instagram, just tag @Allstate using #GetThereSafe. On Facebook, comment below the posted stat and tag @Allstate using #GetThereSafe. Every share is an opportunity to help save a teen’s life.
Join us and tag somebody who will be inspired to join us and start sharing with their tween or teen on how to become a safe driver! Can’t wait to hear your thoughts and if you can help spread the word about such an important campaign to save lives!
It’s a great idea to teach teenagers the right way to prepare to drive!
Amy @ Marvelous Mommy
Great safe driving tips. I want to get my girls prepared for driving early too.
I taught my boys how to drive and driving is in both of their job descriptions at work. Both of their bosses have thanked me for teaching them to be such cautious drivers. My youngest son travels the country with a texting and driving simulator and speaks to high school kids about the dangers of texting and driving.
I’m SO not looking forward to when my kids start driving, lol! These are all excellent tips though! I’ll make sure to share them with my niece, she’ll be on the road soon!
I can’t even imagine when Jason is old enough to learn to drive. He’s 10 and I can’t even trust him to put away the mustard!
Shop with Me Mama (Kim)
Me and my husband start early too. We try to be a good example by always putting on our seat belts even before the car is started and not using cell phones at all.
Teens need a lot more experience when it comes in driving in my opinion! They don;t get enough. These are some great tips! Thanks you for all the ideas and tips!