Teens whose parents are involved in their driver education are:
teens and parents
tips for parents
- Since most driver education programs only cover the basics, parents need to step in and help their teens learn higher-order skills.
- Because it takes years to build the muscle memory needed to help a driver react quickly, parents should seek opportunities to drive with their teens even after they’ve secured a license.
- Parents should also look for opportunities to expose their teens to varied driving conditions such as unfamiliar routes, busier roadways and inclement weather.
tips for teens
- While many teens crash because of risk-taking, most teen crashes occur because new drivers don’t have the skills or experience needed to recognize a hazard and take corrective action.
- Driving is a learned activity that takes practice. No matter how intelligent, level-headed, respectful or talented you may be, when it comes to driving—the playing field is level.
- It can take three to five years for teens to be exposed to all the different driving situations they’ll encounter on the road. The best way to become a better driver is through experience.
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Make a difference in the life of your teen driver. Get involved in Zero Teen Fatalities and help promote safe driving with your teen. When you become part of your child’s driving experience, you cut their chance of getting in a crash in half.
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