3 Tips for Teen Driving Safety
Getting behind the wheel for the first few months or even years can be an exhilarating experience. The freedom, novelty of the situation, and the right of passage are all so exciting. While being a new teen driver should definitely be a proud accomplishment, it is important to remember that there is still a lot to learn about teen driving safety.
That's why we've put together this simple list of tips on driving safely and responsibly. Follow these rules and you'll enjoy entertaining and eventful road trips, free of accidents and stress.
Focus On the Road
Maybe you're driving to a movie or home from school and have a car full of friends. It's easy to get lost in conversation or caught in an impromptu sing-along. Although socializing while driving is acceptable, remember your number one priority - safely operating your vehicle. Let your friends know that you aren't ignoring them, you are simply focusing on keeping them, and yourself, safe.
Don't Get Distracted By Technology
Chances are you have a smart-phone, MP3 player, and maybe even satellite radio. While these are all perfectly fine devices to have in your vehicle, they can be quite distracting. Completely avoid flipping through your music library or answering texts while driving - they can wait. Even removing your eyes from the road for a second can make all the difference between avoiding a collision and having to pay to repair a stranger's bumper.
Recognize Hazardous Situations
You know snow is dangerous to drive in, but what about the seemingly safe situations? Heavy rains can cause flooding and often are accompanied by forceful winds. A dark night and unfamiliar roads are breeding grounds for accidents. Without proper experience it is best to avoid driving in situations that make you uncomfortable. Spend the night or wait out the storm at a friend's house - you'll be happy you did.
Remember, these are just a few tips to keep you, friends and family safe. With time will come experience, and with experience the knowledge of how to be a safe, competent driver.