Many parents are encouraging their teens to wait until 18 to learn to drive but is that really the best approach? The answer is simple.
Teens aged 16 to 19 are involved in fatal car crashes at three times the rate of those over 20. Immaturity and inexperience are the prime reasons. Understanding the causes of collisions involving teenagers can help parents teach their kids good driving habits and skills.
Many programs help Teens Learn to Drive safely. GDL restrictions are intended to keep teens safe as they learn to drive. GDL has reduced fatal crashes by 40%.
You may not want your teen to learn to drive until they’re 25! But f you delay teaching how to drive a car you’ll lose most of your impact as coach and monitor.
When teens learn to drive some think it’s cool not wearing seatbelts. But 1 in 10 teens who learn to drive this year will have a potentially fatal crash.
In the first year of driving teens have the greatest risk of crashing. Making a habit of wearing a seatbelt as you learn to drive may save you in a crash.
Teens should learn to drive in the safest car possible. Since they normally learn to drive in the family car it should have all the latest safety features.
Teens learn how to drive a car in the family car. To keep safe when driving a car it needs the latest safety devices so learn to drive in a late model car.
Tyler implores teens learning how to drive a car to speak up if a supposedly cool driver is driving a car dangerously. He encourages teens to wear a seatbelt.
Today teens learning how to drive a car do not have the safety devices used by NASCAR but these devices may be on a passenger car of tomorrow.