If you have teenager children that are getting ready to get their driver’s permit or license you are probably starting to think about all the things that entails. There are so many things to think about as you get your child ready to be a responsible driver. Today Speedway Towing & Roadside Assistance has some things that you will want to make sure that you put on your list.
Talk to Teenagers About Driving Before They Get a Permit
We recommend that you start this process by talking to your kids about driving before they get their permits. When your child is about 6 months away from getting their permit start talking to them while you are driving about some of the different aspects of driving that they will soon need to know and implement themselves. As you have these conversations your child can start learning about how to drive before they even get behind the wheel.
How to Teach Driving Skills
Once they have their permit your teaching will continue. You will want to start having your child drive in areas that are not as congested. Allow your child to gain some confidence behind the wheel before having them venture out to areas with more cars. If you live in a small town this will be nice and easy for you. If you live in a big city you may have to get a little creative to find spots for your child to practice driving. As their skills increase you will want to increase the areas that you have them drive to include areas with more traffic. They will need to get comfortable with driving when other cars around.
We hope that you will take our third tip very seriously. Do not lie about your child’s hours on the road when they have their permit. Each state has their own requirements on how many hours your child must drive while being supervised before they can take their test for their driver’s license. Studies show that an alarming number of parents lie on this form. We know that it can be tedious to help your child drive the required number of hours but it is worth every minute. Sending your child out on their own to drive without enough experience is a recipe for disaster.
Parents Guide to Teaching Children
As you are teaching your child how to drive do your best to help them drive in many different situations. Teaching them to turn, pass, and park are easy to remember to teach them. Skills like driving in traffic or having to follow detours due to road work are overlooked at times. Consider having them drive on the freeway if this is something that they will be doing on a regular basis when they get their license. You will want to think about having them navigate with their phones during this time as well. Many teenage drivers rely on their phones to get them to all of their destinations. They need to be taught how to do this safely.
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If you follow these tips you will be decreasing the likelihood that you will need the services of Speedway Towing & Roadside Assistance for your teenage driver. We wish you the best of luck in preparing your teenage driver to be safely on the road. Contact us for all your towing and roadside assistance needs.