Tips your teen needs to know before driving

  1. Buckle up, every ride, every time.
  2. Talk to your kids about passenger safety. We’ll make it easy for you. Check your State requirements or programs, which helps you start a conversation to set guidelines for your family.
  3. Kids are always watching, even when you think they’re not. Eliminate distractions by not using a cell phone or texting while driving. Use your teen or preteen to read maps and help with finding locations.
  4. Teach your kids to ride with experienced drivers and never get in the car with someone who has been drinking or doing drugs. Parents must decide what “experienced” means.
  5. When carpooling, make sure you have enough seating positions and booster seats for every child in your car and that kids enter and exit curbside. Teach this to your driver-to-be, too.