Teen DriverIf you have a teenager you will soon be faced with the decision to allow them to start driving. This will be one of the biggest responsibilities they will be faced with in their lifetime. You can monitor your teen since they live in your home but once they get on the road it is going to be their decisions that will bring them back home safely.
Parent Teenager DiscussionYou can teach your teen how to drive and we highly recommend parent interaction and discussion. A parent should start be educating your teenager on the responsibilites of driving a car. Explain to them the benefits of having independence and responsibility. If they are responsible they should have time to spend with friends and use the car to and from work. So, explaining the benefits of safe driving is the start to a positive conversation with your new teen drive.
Driver Training for TeenagersHow many hours should your teenager study drivers education? First, keep in mind your teenager spends several years in school studying math, reading and other topics. However, driver training is limited and not even required in the school system. So, in many cases driver training hours = 0 and your teen is going to be driving everyday. We do not know how much they will use mathmatics in their lifetime but we do know they will be driving almost everyday. So, we have to try and find a way for your teen to learn how to drive and practice, practice and practice. This is the only way to learn anything is to spend quality time doing it.
President of American Safety Institute, www.americansafetyinstitute.com which offers traffic school courses and driving lessons in Tallahassee, Florida at www.drivingschooltallahassee.com says
Most teen drivers study or practice under 10 hours in their entire lifetime. For every 4 hours on the road teen drivers should spend 1 hour practicing and discussing driver techniques and lessons.