Even though summer is winding down, there are still plenty of opportunities for you to model safe, conscientious driving for your teen. Between driving to and from sports activities, vacation destinations, and family events, you’re likely spending a lot of time in the car.

Take advantage of this time to show your teen what safe driving looks like — and how to react to other drivers and situations that are less than ideal. Seeing how to handle a potentially dangerous situation in real-time can be an invaluable part of any teen driver’s education.

It can also be a great time to talk to your teen about your expectations for them when they are behind the wheel. Things like taking safety precautions such as wearing a seatbelt, and giving their undivided attention to the task at hand — no texting, eating, or talking on the phone.

Take advantage of your drive times to model safe driving practices, and to talk to your teen driver about your good driving habits — and answer any questions they have!

If you are interested in more tips to help your teen driver stay safe this summer and all year-round, give us a call at: 1-800-221-9542. Our teen driving specialists are ready to answer any questions you may have!