Teen Driving Tips
Here at Freedom Honda, we’re passionate about safe driving for everyone; however, we know that teen drivers are especially vulnerable when driving on the road. How vulnerable? According to the CDC, traffic accidents are the leading cause of death of teens in the United States. With it being National Teen Driver Safety Week, now is a great time to go over important tips to keep your teen safe on the road.
Keep friends to a minimum. While it can be tempting to let your teen drive around with all of their friends in the car, the more people in the car, the greater chance your teen has to be distracted. Make sure that at a minimum, your teen’s first year of driving is spent alone or with as few people as possible. This will give them the experience they need
Explain the dangers of impaired driving. Whether it’s texting behind the wheel or driving while under the influence of alcohol, driving while impaired is one of the most dangerous things you can do. Be sure to have regular conversations with your teen driver about the dangers involved with these risky habits. And remember, it’s not just what you say, but what you do. Lead by example and avoid these dangerous – and illegal – habits.
Be nosy. As vehicles continue to become more and more tech-savvy, there are many ways that you can keep an eye on your teen driver, even when you’re not around! Our friends at Cars.com have compiled a list of devices that will let you know how your teen has been driving.
Have them drive a Honda. While no one ever wants to think about their loved one being involved in an accident, it’s an important thing to think about. When you’re picking out a vehicle for your teen, you want to make it safe. Hondas consistently score well in crash tests, so should your teen be involved in a crash, you know that they have a higher probability of walking away unharmed.
Teaching your teen to drive safely is one of the most important aspects of their launch to independence. Regular conversations about automotive safety with them can help prepare them for life behind the wheel. Have additional questions? Come to Freedom Honda to see how we can help you!