Receiving a driver's license is an understandably exciting rite of passage for many teenagers -- and an angst-inducing event for a number of parents. But even before their kids are allowed behind the wheel, parents can help increase the odds that they will be safe drivers:
- Model good driving behavior. Follow all rules of the road, obey all speed limits, and use your signals when turning or changing lanes.
- Don't be a "road rager." Stay calm even in stressful situations.
- Never drive while under the influence of alcohol or any other drugs.
- Don't use your cell phone, send text messages, eat, or engage in any other distracting behaviors while driving. When you're in the driver's seat, focus on one activity: driving.
Posted By: Aspen/CRC