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It is extremely important that your new driver practices with you as the parent. Parents have years of experience! This practice can be the difference between success and failure. Thanks for your help in their success.
Our goal is to develop safe driving skills that new drivers and parents can build upon. Students will not only learn the basics, they will be exposed to the safest practices behind the wheel. It has been a few years since you learned to drive. Please understand that your new driver will learn new safety approaches to driving. With that said, you have driven thousands of miles and you have much to offer your new driver. Please join me in helping your new driver become as safe as possible behind the wheel.
Unfortunately, traffic crashes account for most of the teenage deaths in the United States. Part of the issue is the human brain. It does not fully develop judgement and reasoning ability until 24 years old. We, as parents, can be a positive influence on their safe driving habits. Make no mistake, they are watching how we drive, what we say, and how we react to different driving situations. If we expect our new drivers to be safe we, as parents, need to model safe driving behavior.
It has been my experience, that they know and understand the consequences and even state that they would never put themselves or others in harms way. However, many teens make decisions behind the wheel that are unsafe. We, as parents, must work together to instill safe driving expectations.
Driving is a complex task that is not natural. It will take years/100 of hours to become a safe driver. Early on, find safe areas that are not heavily traveled (parking lots, dirt roads, fields). Try to be a good role model. For example: our first drive is in the parking lot. This means that you should also be driving in parking lots with them. Then just following what we are doing and soon your new driver will become confident and so will you.
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