It’s an exciting and terrifying rite of passage for your teenager to learn how to drive and get their driver’s license for the first time. It’s not a surprise that insurance is usually higher for teenage drivers who are known to have higher crash rates. While this is an exciting moment of freedom for your teen, it can also be a nerve-wracking moment for you as a parent. That’s why we have compiled a list of new driver tips below and some ways for your teen to stay awake on the road should they drive at night.
What Are Some Crucial Tips For Your New Driver?
- Ensure that your teen adjusts their seat and other areas of the vehicle to be comfortable behind the wheel. This can include the following:
- Seat height
- Seat recline
- This goes without saying, but it isn’t stressed enough: avoid distractions, including texting! According to this article, texting while driving is six times more likely to cause a crash than even drunk driving.
- New drivers should avoid driving on unfamiliar roads and the interstate at nighttime. These scenarios can be anxiety-inducing, and the margin of error is slim, so have your teenager drive in familiar territory when they first start driving.
Driving At Night: What Should Your Teenager Do To Stay Awake On The Road?
- Whenever possible, have your teenager drive long distances with you before they do so alone. It will be easier to have someone else there when they get tired and vice versa.
- Posture is always important, but you may not have given it much thought when driving. It may be time to change that! Letting your head droop and back slouch is a surefire way to fall asleep behind the wheel, so practicing good posture off the road is something to consider.
- Getting eight hours of sleep during your teenage years is not always easy, but having your teenager prioritize good sleeping habits is essential to being a safe driver.
We hope the tips above will give you peace of mind as you get used to your teenager’s driving habits. While the tips above will certainly prevent accidents, no one is immune to accidents altogether. If your teenager finds themselves stuck in the middle of the road needing a tire change, jumpstart, or any other roadside concern, have them contact Tow Pro! Here, we are the towing and hauling experts! Even though roadside assistance needs usually aren’t life-threatening, they can certainly put a damper on your day. Aside from roadside assistance, we provide medium and light-duty towing services for the greater Nashville area. If you need us this spring, contact us at (615) 256-TOWS (8697) or email us at: ContactUs@TowProServices.com. Our specialty is damage-free towing and hauling, so you can rest assured we’ll get your vehicle to safety!