In an effort to supply you with everything that you and your Teen Driver will need to know, we have compiled a list of resources to help you navigate this process, as well as set you both up for success!
Parents, hold your teen accountable!!!
Click on the links below for a "Parent‐Teen Driving Agreement"
to help hold your teen accountable while driving.
Learning how to drive is practically a rite of passage for teenagers. But becoming a good driver takes more than just learning the rules of the road. It means adopting safe driving habits, learning driver etiquette, understanding one’s vehicle, and how to anticipate situations that may turn dangerous.
When it comes to road safety, you can't control the other drivers or road conditions, but one thing you can control is proper maintenance of your vehicle and tires. To help you remember what to check and when, Michelin and FIA have put together five simple tips to help you stay safe on the road.
NHTSA’s Teen Driving site contains information on States' driver licensing requirements for teens as well as ideas and resources to help you—the parents—lay down the ground rules with your aspiring driver before you hand over the car keys. Here you will find in-depth information on some of the most common safety problems novice teen drivers should avoid. Educate yourself about the consequences of illegal alcohol use by minors, the benefits of seat belt use, the growing epidemic of distracted driving, and much more.
DRIVING SAFELY AS YOU AGE GRACEFULLY
Most older people are capable and have a lifetime of valuable driving experience. For these reasons, decisions about a person's ability to drive should never be based on age alone. However, changes in vision, physical fitness and reflexes may cause safety concerns. People who accurately assess these changes can adjust their driving habits so that they stay safe on the road, or choose other kinds of transportation.