It's a nerve-wracking thing to send your teenager out onto the road! Our driving lessons in Gresham can be a great first step to making them road-ready, but it's not the only thing you can do. Here are some of our favorite ideas for helping teens stay safe on the road.
Talk to them about the dangers of distracted driving.
Distracted driving is a growing cause of accidents on the road. Distractions take the form of eating, putting on makeup, changing the radio station, and talking with friends. But the worst offender of distraction in the car is looking at a smartphone. Talk to your teen about the dangers of distracted driving, particularly when it comes to using their phone in the car. Some smartphones offer a car mode that stops texts and other alerts from coming through when the car is in motion; encourage your teen to use it if it's available. Let them know that causing an accident isn't worth glancing at their phone, and no message is so important that it is worth the risk. If they have to look at their phone, encourage them to pull over to do so.