A Quick Guide To Safety Behind The Wheel
If you are worried about your teen driver, you have good reason. Statistics reveal that teenage drivers get into more accidents than any other age group. While some of this can be attributed to inexperience, there are a few things your teen can do to stay safe on the road. Here are some safe driving tips we recommend your new driver implement.
- Go Silent: More and more studies are showing that using your cell phone while you drive is equally as dangerous as driving drunk. Texting and driving is extremely dangerous, too- so much so that 44 states (including New York) have banned texting and driving. Encourage your teen to put his or her phone on silent and put it in the glove box while driving.
- Get Defensive: When your teen driver is just starting out it is the perfect time to help instill good driving habits. Teach him or her to maintain awareness about the road ahead, behind, and beside his or her vehicle and to always be aware of escape routes should a sudden danger approach.
- Get Ready: Heading down the highway is not the time to be changing songs and eating lunch. Help your teen driver learn to be prepared for the road ahead before the key is put in the ignition. This includes queuing up music, getting clear on navigation, and eating before putting the car in drive.
Carrying great auto insurance coverage is another way you can protect your teen driver and yourself. To get the right auto insurance policy to protect your growing number of drivers, contact 01 Insurance. Located in Astoria, New York, we are here to guide you through the process of adding your teen driver to your policy and keeping him or her protected.