May has been declared National Youth Traffic Safety Month by the National Organizations for Youth Safety.If you have a young driver at home, May is a good month to sit down to discuss car safety. There are several things that you can do this month to ensure that your young drivers stay safe behind the wheel:
1) Get your young driver additional driving classes.
One of the best things you can do for your teen drivers is to get them additional instruction. More instruction can mean getting them defensive driving classes, refresher courses, additional one-on-one training with a professional driving instructor, or even race classes. Getting additional help behind the wheel from a qualified professional can ensure that your teen isn’t forming bad habits n and gives them more focused instruction with practical hands-on experience.
Keep in mind that many drivers’ education classes only have a limited amount of instruction time on the road. In addition, most Drivers’ Ed courses involve multiple teens in a vehicle at the same time, which means that the instructor’s attention is divided and each teen might not get a lot of one-on-one instruction or a chance to ask many questions. One-on-one instruction can be invaluable and can help address some of the questions and problems a young driver may be having.
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