It’s sometimes hard for parents to realize that their child has actually reached the age where they or all of their friends are about to start driving. It’s an exciting time of newness for teenagers, but worries are bound to cross the minds of mom and dad. While parents may not always be able to be there to make sure teens drive safe, there are several things parents can do to make sure they’re teenager is prepared for driving. Here are three simple ways to start your teenager off right:
1. Research Driver Education Course
Not all driver education courses are the same. Some driver education courses are focused more on the ultimate goal of getting a license instead of creating intelligent drivers for life. Look into the type of teachers and classroom settings used by the school of your choice. Are the students engaged and interested? An active classroom is much more conducive to in depth learning than a dry, monotone classroom, especially for teenagers.
2. Practice What You Preach
Have you looked at how you’re driving is lately? Make sure that not only are you telling your teenager about proper driving techniques, but that you are also demonstrating them on a daily basis. The better example you can provide for your teen, the more likely they are to follow in your footsteps.
3. Buy a Safe Car
No matter the amount of preparation, it is still possible for wrecks to occur, especially with teenagers that have less experience on the road. When determining the right car for your teen, the brand new, tiny convertible may not necessarily be the best choice. Research safety ratings and look into quality used cars in your area.
At Top Driver in Illinois, we understand that driver education is more than just about getting a license. We cater our curriculum to engage students while they learn, focusing not only on getting a license, but on creating intelligent drivers for life. With locations in Buffalo Grove, Naperville, Highland Park, Wheaton, Wilmette and more, you’re sure to find a class in the Chicago area to fit your schedule. To learn more about the Top Driver Difference, check us out online or contact us today.