Be a Smart Teen Driver
Aside from actual driving tips, new drivers can benefit from some philosophical advice as well. The attitude you adopt toward driving when you're just starting will have a big impact on how well you drive for the rest of your life.
If you run into car problems, have an accident, or get into a situation that you are not equipped to deal with, pull to a safe spot, then make a call.
Driver education programs can prepare young people to drive and can play a role in helping teens to begin developing driving skills. However, completion of driver education does not mean that teens are then ready to manage a full range of driving challenges. What research shows is more important to safe driving is the opportunity to improve driving skills through gradual exposure to increasingly-challenging driving tasks. Teens become safer drivers as they build driving experience and develop safe driving habits and behaviors.
Driver education can help provide the foundation for safe behaviors through knowledge and practicing beginning skills. Driver education should be viewed as the beginning of a process through which teens learn valuable driving skills and the experience necessary to make them safe drivers. Parents should not rely solely on driver education to provide teens the significant knowledge and experience that they need to become safe drivers. Too often, completing driver education is viewed as the end of the learning process, rather than the beginning. In some states, the completion of driver education qualifies a teen for full driving privileges. The National Safety Council believes this is not a wise approach. Research has shown that significant hours of behind-the-wheel experience are necessary to reduce crash involvement risk. In the process of obtaining that experience through the first two years of driving, the risk of crash involvement can be reduced through state-imposed graduated licensing and parental restrictions.
Good luck on the road to getting your license ? and once you're on the road behind the wheel. Driving sensibly and having a perfect driving record is something to strive for and something you can be proud of down the line. Have fun!
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