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Teen Driving Safety Tips

As a parent of a teenage driver, it’s critical that you continually remind your child to remain safe. Although your teenager is now more independent, your parental responsibilities continue. Now, more than ever, your teen needs your guidance on how to drive safely.

Set a Good Example

Your teen looks to you to set a good example, so make sure driving safely is a priority. You can teach your teen to make smart decisions by making them yourself. Refrain from checking text messages or using your cellphone while you’re being the wheel. Take your time on the road by planning extra travel time and driving within the posted speed limits. Never drink and drive.

And, if you’re looking for an activity to do with your teen, consider taking a state-approved defensive driving course (which also can help you save on your Plymouth Rock auto insurance).

Teach Good Habits

Remind your new driver frequently about the dangers of driving with anything less than 100% concentration. That means waiting to park in a safe place before texting or otherwise using a smartphone. Show your teen how to inspect their car to make sure it’s in good working order and how to handle common car trouble like changing a flat tire or jumping a dead battery. Make sure your teen checks that everyone in the car is wearing a seatbelt before putting it in drive.

Plymouth Rock also has the answers to questions about car insurance for new drivers and auto insurance advice for young drivers.

Call 855-993-4470, get your free quote online, or find a local agent. If you need additional information about teen driver tips, you can visit our Contact Us page.