This week is National Teen Driver Safety Week. Because teenage drivers have much less experience driving on the road, it is important that you help your teen driver to practice as much as possible. The following are a few tips that you should engage in to help your teen become as safe of a driver as possible.
Welcome to all you new teen drivers out there! Your teen driver should have at least 65 hours of driving practice supervised by an adult. The easiest way to do this is to keep a log that keeps track of every time you drive together with your teen.
In addition to becoming comfortable with the handling of the vehicle, as well as the laws of the road, there are three errors that are common among teen drivers that you should focus on eliminating: driving too fast for the conditions of the road, failing to detect hazards on the road and becoming distracted while driving. These errors account for half of all serious crashes among teen drivers.
Make sure your teen always follows the speed limit and that he or she knows how and when to adjust their speed during bad weather, poorly lit roads and in residential areas. Teach them not to use their cell phones and to always be aware of their surroundings.
Teaching your teen to drive safely during National Teen Driver Safety Week in imperative. For information about car insurance, be sure to contact us at CCW Insurance today.