Tips for Teen Drivers
Remain Calm! All is Well!
A right of passage for all parents is the realization that their teenager has passed their driver's test and is now licensed to operate a motor vehicle. While it is rewarding to watch them achieve this milestone in their life, it also is yet another reason for parents to stress and worry about their kids. As parents, there are some things we can do to help ensure that our kids remain safe when they get that coveted Driver's License and look for any excuse possible to get in the car and drive!
Proper Vehicle Maintenance
When buying a car for a teen driver, keep in mind the importance of vehicle maintenance. Before purchasing the car, have a qualified mechanic do an inspection and pre-purchase checkup. This will help ensure that any potential issues with the car are identified and addressed before getting behind the wheel. Knowing that their car has been thoroughly inspected and deemed safe can help give teen drivers (and parents) peace of mind while on the road. Additionally, having regular maintenance checks done will help keep their car running safely and reliably, ensuring they don't end up stranded on the side of the road. Understanding the importance of vehicle maintenance and having routine checkups performed will go a long way in keeping teen drivers safe on the road.
Tips all Teen Drivers Should Know
Finally, there are a few tips that every teen driver should keep in mind when getting behind the wheel:
- Always follow traffic laws and signals
- Avoid distractions such as cell phones and loud music
- Drive defensively
- Wear your seatbelt at all times
- NEVER drink and drive
Taking these precautions can help significantly reduce their risk of getting into an accident.
Happy (Safe) Driving!
By following these simple tips, teen drivers can stay safe on the road and increase their chances of having a pleasant driving experience. In addition, they will get a head start in understanding how crucial it is to properly care for their vehicle. If you have a question about the safety of the vehicle you are putting your loved one in, give us a call! In Omaha (402) 330-2286 and in Council Bluffs (712) 322-7500. We'd be happy to help!