Parent-Teen Driving Agreement
- Crash risk is highest in the first year a teen has their license. Provide at least 30 to 50 hours of supervised driving practice over at least six months.Practice on a variety of roads, at different times of day, and in varied weather and traffic conditions.
- Stress the importance of continually scanning for potential hazards including other vehicles, bicyclists, and pedestrians.
- Crash risk goes up when teens drive with other teens in the car.
- Follow your state’s Graduated Driver Licensing system for passenger restrictions. If your state doesn’t have such a rule, limit the number of teen passengers your teen can have to zero or one.
- Keep this rule for at least the first six months that your teen is driving.
- For all ages, fatal crashes are more likely to occur at night; but the risk is higher for teens.
- Make sure your teen is off the road by 9 or 10 p.m. for at least the first six months of licensed driving.
- Practice nighttime driving with your teen when you think they are ready.
- The simplest way to prevent car crash deaths is to buckle up.
- Require your teen to wear a seat belt on every trip. This simple step can reduce your teen’s risk of dying or being badly injured in a crash by about half.
In 2019, about 7 teens aged 13 – 19 died every day in motor vehicle crashes. But injuries and deaths are preventable. At Thorp & Trainer Insurance, we want to help you make sure your young driver is aware of the leading causes of teen crashes. Then, we advise to implement a parent-teen driving agreement to put rules in place that will help your teen stay safe