Let your teen drive every time you’re in the car together, and make sure he or she gets a chance to drive under various weather conditions as well as at night. You might even want to keep a log of the hours you spend driving and the skills you practice.
Catch your teen doing it right. Teens need positive reinforcement, so point out when your child uses good judgment behind the wheel.
But when your kids do it wrong, point that out, too. Take away the keys if you have to, and make sure they know the reasons why.
Teenagers are counting on their parents to spell out the rules of the road. Let’s be sure we don’t let them down.
THE ISSUE Talking to teens about safe driving OUR VIEW Teenagers are counting on their parents to spell out the rules of the road.