Friday, June 14, 2013

Teen Driving Tips

Do you remember when you first got your license? As a teenager, it was a thrilling experience to have the freedom to go where you want and when you want (at least until curfew time came around, of course!) As we progress further into adulthood, many of us now look back at those memories a bit differently. The rush of being in the driver's seat for the first time is instead replaced by the realization that you're in a 2000+ pound machine that can exceed 100 miles per hour and easily get into an accident. This is especially true if you now have kids who are at or around driving age!

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If you were one of the lucky ones, you escaped your younger years without having ever gotten into an accident or receiving a traffic ticket. If you weren't so lucky, keep in mind that drivers under the age of 20 are three times more likely to get into an accident, according to the CDC. No wonder insurance costs so much when you're a teenager! 

Before you pass the keys to the family Corolla or Venza over to the newest driver in your family, take a look at this guide from the folks over at The Simple Dollar, who have compiled a bunch of useful information for parents and teenagers on safe driving. They include:

  • Mobile app suggestions to reinforce safe driving habits. Did you know Allstate has games your teen can play in their spare time? Pretty cool.
  • Tips for what to do when you get pulled over by law enforcement.
  • What to do in the event of a car accident.
  • How to save money on insurance when you have a teenage driver.

There's a good amount of advice. For example, I never knew that some insurance providers offer a discount for installing dashboard-camera type devices in a car! Is there any advice in the article that you found useful Thanks to Ariel Robbins for emailing and sharing this information!


  1. I didn't get my drivers license until I was 19. We were so poor, I didn't have a car to take the test with. lol ;)

    1. Hey, on the bright side, you avoided most of the dangerous years of driving...hopefully!

  2. It is easy to overlook the dangers of distracted driving because, in most cases, it is not illegal to be distracted while driving. Furthermore, many drivers believe that they are invincible, which is not true. Driving requires full focus on the road.

  3. You bring up a good point. We are often unaware that the things we do are distracting us!

  4. While driving avoid the cell phone, You have to know about the rules and regulations. And then you have to take license. bus accident

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  8. Thanks for sharing these tips for teen driving. These tips will be useful for my niece as she has recently joined Port Macquarie Driving School. She is learning driving lessons from there and very impressed with their teaching ways.