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4 Useful Tips On Teaching Teen to Drive

by | April 25, 2019

Gearing up on teaching teen to drive? Make sure you follow these tips to turn it into a pleasant experience for both.

A common goal that teenagers have for the upcoming summer break is learning how to drive. Permit courses may begin a few weeks before school is out for summer and after a successful trip to the DMV, your teen will have the proper certification to begin the process of learning how to drive. As soon as your teenager gets a learner’s permit and is ready to get behind the wheel, it may seem as if things are going a little bit too fast for you. If instead of a driver’s instructor, you have decided to teach your teen to drive yourself (like many parents do), you may be developing a little bit of worry. This is normal. Here are four tips to help you while teaching teen to drive.

(Note: Advice given is not meant to substitute for laws that your state or country already have in place when it comes to minors learning how to drive.)

4 Useful Tips On Teaching Teen to Drive
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4 Useful Tips On Teaching Teen to Drive

Lead by example

Setting a good example of proper driving habits for your teen is one of the best things that you can do. Make sure to always wear your seatbelt and to follow all traffic laws. When your teen is in the car with you, explain what you’re doing and why as you drive.

Practice during off-peak hours

Even if it’s summer, peak hours still are nearly as bad as they are during the academic year. Practice driving between 9AM and 11AM or 2PM and 4PM when there are less people on the road.

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4 Useful Tips On Teaching Teen to Drive

Never yell

Even if it’s a high-stress situation for you, remember that it’s probably just as stressful for your teen, as well. Keep your cool and if mistakes are made, help correct them in a constructive and helpful way. Never unexpectedly grab the wheel unless it’s an emergency.

Keep a log

Keeping a log of your teen’s driving sessions every time one is completed is a great way to keep track of progress, time spent on the road and recurring mistakes that you notice are happening. This is a great way to prepare for the nit-pickiness of a behind-the-wheel test.

Did you teach your teen how to drive? What tips do you have for other parents trying to do the same? Let me know in the comments below.


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Gabriella Anaya

News Editor | Limoges, France | [email protected]

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