School is out and the summer is in full swing! I’ve already seen so many new drivers on the road (honestly I’m a bit scared!). Did you know summer is the deadliest time of year for teenage motor fatalities. So parents, please make sure your kids are safe drivers and give them a little Teen Driving 101! I know we cannot control everything, but they need to know the dangers they face for their safety as well as the safety of others on the road. Yesterday a teen girl in an SUV almost took me out by taking a turn too tight. Don’t just toss them the keys unless they are READY!
The tips and resources below may not only keep your teen and others free from harm, but also could save you money on insurance.
- Tip 1: Help your teen become a safer driver by talking openly about your expectations and rules for when they’re behind the wheel, such as never texting or using their cell phones while driving.
Consider negotiating a Teen Driving Contract that requires your teen to avoid driving dangers, such as texting, driving under the influence and not wearing a seat belt. The NAIC even has a customizable Teen Driving Contract to get you started!
- Tip 2: No matter how safe or prepared you or your teen may be, accidents happen. In the event you or your teen driver is involved in an auto accident, make sure everyone knows what steps to take to stay safe and protect their identities when exchanging information for a claim.
The NAIC’s free WreckCheck app walks you through what to do — and not do — after an accident. The app helps users collect necessary information on the spot, then immediately emails a report to your home and your insurance agent. The app can be found online at iTunes® and Google Play® or by searching “NAIC” at the iTunes store or Android market.
- Tip 3: Adding a teen driver to your auto insurance policy can be costly. Make sure both you and your teen driver understand all the insurance implications of how even minor fender-benders can add up.
Insureuonline.org is an unbiased resource to help you and your teen driver get educated about the risks and insurance implications of unsafe driving.
One Not So Average Mama reader will win an auto safety kit (approx. $50 value; complete with first aid kit, booster cables, tow straps, flashlight, reflective triangles and more) to both you and the winner of your contest. Items may differ slightly from items in photo. Please allow the Rafflecopter form to load.
This Giveaway will end on July 30th, 2013!
I will receive an auto safe kit as show above for my assistance in this campaign. No compensation was received and all opinions are my own.
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