Now that school is out for the summer, your teen driver will likely want to take advantage of the time off from academics to participate in activities with friends, trips, or a summer job. And all of these activities will require transportation. According to the Insurance Information Institute, teens spend 44% more hours driving per week during summer vacation versus during the school year.

So in summer, it becomes especially important that your teen driver stay alert and focused while behind the wheel.

Even if your teen has taken a Driver’s Education course, it’s a good idea to look into driver safety training like a Driver Safety Course or Defensive Driving — you can never be too careful, and these can even help lower your insurance rate! These courses aren’t just for teens — all the drivers in your household can benefit from brushing up on driving skills and the latest safety information.

This course will also give you the opportunity to model good driving, and talk to your teen about your expectations when they are behind the wheel. So consider a Driver Safety or Defensive Driving Course!

For more Teen Driver safety tips, or help finding a driver course near you, call our Teen Driving Specialists at: 1-800-221-9542