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Teaching Your Teenage Driver How To Drive Safely

You’re excited that your teenage driver has passed all the tests and received their license, but you’re also terrified that he/she might not be ready to face the road alone just yet. No worries, we’re here to help! Here are a few tips from The Clardy Law Firm to set your teenage driver up for success.

Safe Driving Tips For Your Teenage Driver

  • Choose a vehicle that’s safe and reliable for your teenage driver. You might be tempted to give them a worn-down old clunker (just in case they get a few dents or dings), but you want to ensure your child is driving in a vehicle with reliable safety equipment and a successful crash-safety record.
  • Enforce driving rules and give your teenage driver enough supervised time to learn how to drive safely. Make sure your child knows how to drive in different types of conditions so he/she is prepared to handle various situations.
  • Encourage your teenage driver to drive alone. Even just a single passenger can double the risk of a car accident.
  • Make sure your new driver knows when to turn the headlights on. Headlights should be on when it’s dusk or dim – including early morning, evening (as the sun is setting), and during the night.
  • Ensure your teenage driver knows how and when to use hazard lights. This is important to their safety, in case they need to pull over on the side of the road.
  • Make sure your child knows to follow the speed limit, even when other drivers are speeding around them or tailgating.
  • Your teenage driver should know by now that he/she should always wear their seat belt. Make sure to remind them that they need to require their passengers to do so, too.

If you or your teenage driver was injured in an auto accident, contact an experienced South Carolina car accident attorney from The Clardy Law Firm. We’ll help ensure you get the compensation you deserve.