Getting a license to operate a vehicle as a teenager is a huge rite of passage, but it also carries with it a huge responsibility. Many of our young people often overlook hazards and points of concern. However, there are many things that you can do as a parent to help steer your teenager on to the right path to safe and responsible driving.

Establishing The Rules of The Road
As a parent, one thing you can do is to educate your teen driver on the situations that seem to impose the most significant dangers.  These situations include:
  • Driving after dark
  • Operating a vehicle with friends in the car
  • Not wearing a seat belt
  • Driving while sleepy
  • Being distracted, by using a cell phone, talking to passengers or eating
  • Driving while under the influence of drugs or alcohol

Enter into a Safe Driving Contract
Consider also entering into a contract with your teen that outlines all the guidelines of safe driving that you would like to see them practice. Make sure that they provide their input as well and try to make the contract a joint creation. It would also be beneficial to post it on a refrigerator or billboard in a well-traveled public area of the home. That way there will be a constant reminder of how to drive safely as a teen.

Compensation for Southern California Car Accidents
If you or your teen has been hurt in a Southern California car accident, you may be able to recover compensation for your injuries. To find out if you have a case worth pursuing or if you need assistance with obtaining a fair settlement from an insurance company, contact an experienced Santa Monica car accident attorney at Steinberg Injury Lawyers at (800) 989-6385.

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