Before handing the keys over to your teen driver (is there anything more nerve-wracking?), it’s important that they know the dangers of driving distracted. In 2019, distracted driving claimed 3,142 lives, and teenage drivers were the largest age group of distracted drivers at the time of a fatal crash, according to the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration. Before your teen gets behind the wheel, review these 10 safety tips for teen drivers with them to help them develop good driving habits.
1. Participate in a Safe-driving Course
The more practice your teen driver has behind the wheel, the better prepared they’ll be for the unexpected. Check with your state’s department of motor vehicles to find an approved list of safe-driving courses. Often, these courses can be taken online or in-person. And, while you’re looking for ways to save, talk with your local Farm Bureau agent about our Young Driver Safety Program.