It can be an exciting moment when your teen kid starts to learn to drive. It’s a big milestone for them. You must teach your kids about road safety so that they don’t come across any accidents. Here are some important road safety tips you can give to your kid.
Wear seat belt
This is the first thing to do once you step into the car. In Florida and many other places, it is mandatory to wear a seat belt while driving; otherwise, you will be violating the law and will be fined.
A seat belt will protect you in case of an accident. Seat belts distribute the forces across the chest and pelvis during an accident. So, the risk of injuries is reduced.
Don’t use your phone
Don’t talk over the phone when driving. This is extremely risky. Talking on the phone leads to visual and cognitive distractions. You must tell your kid to put the phone away when driving. If needed they should stop the car and then talk.
Stay within the speed limit
The teens tend to drive at high speed to experience the thrill. You must teach them not to cross the speed limit. Different roads have different speed limits and it is important to stick to the limits.
The teens often tend to compete with the other cars on the road. You must tell your teen kids not to do that as it will increase the chance of accidents.
Don’t drink and drive
As your kids become teenagers, they also start drinking. Driving and drinking don’t go together as it may cause accidents. So tell your kid not to drive after they have been to a bar or to a party where they had alcohol.
These road safety tips will reduce the incidents of road accidents considerably. Your teen kids will drive sensibly and safely.