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4 Reasons Why You Should Enrol Your Teen in a Driver’s Training Program

Before your teen goes to get their driver’s licence, they must get enough practice driving in different conditions (weather and road) and understand the rules of the road. A great way to assist you as a parent is to enroll your teen in a driver’s training program—there plenty of different programs that can cater to your teen’s needs. Aside from teaching your teen how to drive, why should you consider enrolling your teen into a program? Here are four main reasons as to why you should: Your teen will learn above and beyond the rules of the road Your teen will get to practice with a professional instructor Your teen can save on insurance premiums Your teen can reduce statistics

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3 Tips to Ensure Your Teen Prepared for a Vehicle Emergency

A vehicle emergency can happen at the most unexpected of times; is your teen prepared? All sorts of different emergencies can occur, such as drastic weather changes, flat tires or even your teen’s vehicle breaking down. How can you ensure that your teen is prepared to handle these situations safely? Good news, I have some tips and tricks we can share with you to ensure that your teen is prepared for any vehicle emergency they are faced with. Educate The first step is to educate your teen about the possible dangers and emergencies they can face while driving. From there, you will need to teach your teen to identify the emergency and how to deal with the situation safely. Some

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4 Summer Road Trip Tips to Keep Your Teen Safe

The sun is shining, and the birds are chirping! It is safe to say that summer is here. Many people use the summer months to take a much-needed vacation, which may include your newly licensed teen. Although you may be comfortable with your teen’s driving, there are a few things that you should go over to ensure that your teen is fully prepared for their upcoming adventure. Have no fear; we created a checklist to go through with your teen! Car Maintenance Before heading out on a road trip or any long drive for that matter, your teen needs to understand how to check and top up fluids, check the tire pressure, and change a tire. You can teach your

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4 Ways to Get Cheaper Insurance for Your Teen

It’s that exciting time in your teen’s life- they have just gotten their driver’s license! Before you get decide on the vehicle, it is important to consider insurance first. Teens, especially male teens, can be expected to pay higher insurance premiums due to the high-risk nature. Fortunately, I can share some tips and tricks to help get cheaper insurance for your teen driver. The chart below shows the average yearly insurance rate teens pay in California as an example. Type of Vehicle The type of vehicle your teen is driving will play a huge factor in the insurance premium. Let’s take a look below: Option A will no doubt cost you or your teen an outrageous amount to insure, while

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3 Driving Technologies to Keep Your Teen Safe

Each year new driving technologies are developed to help drivers get from point A to point B more safely. As parents of teen drivers, many of these new technologies could be of interest when looking to buy a new vehicle. In this post, I will go over three of the primary driving technologies that are available. Blind Spot Warning Systems Blind spots are a cause of many accidents. In past years “nearly 840,000 blind spot accidents occur each year in the United States” (Gordon & Partners, 2013). These accidents account for 18% of collisions on the road. (Gerber, 2020) As parents, we are always trying to find new ways to keep our teens safe and avoid getting into collisions. The

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3 Steps to Buying Your Teen’s First Car: Keeping Your Loved Ones Safe

Chances are if you are reading this blog, your teen has just gotten their driver’s license, or they are close to it! Buying your teen’s first car can bring up all sorts of emotions; anxiety, fear, excitement, and so much more! So many questions come to mind: What kind of vehicle does my teen need or want? What is my budget? How do I decide which vehicle is best for my teen? Where do I learn about vehicles? Look no further, I have you covered. I am going to give you some tips that you can follow, which will help make the task of purchasing your teen’s first car less daunting and much more exciting! These tips will also help

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3 Tips to Ensure Safe Summer Driving

Now that summer is approaching, I felt that it would be great to share some tips and tricks on driving in some of the weather that comes along with the warmer temperatures. This weather includes heavy rain and strong winds. From my past experience I found that it is best to be prepared. Heavy Rain Summer storms can approach quickly so it is best to know what to do ahead of time. When rain comes down heavily it can impair your vision and change the road conditions as rain accumulates. Start by taking the proper precautions: Turn on your lights so that other drivers can see you Turn on your wipers to help you see more clearly Slow down Beware

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Want to be a real hero to your teen? Take them for a drive!

Several years ago, with great trepidation, lots of pride (and a “holy crap” I’m in the wrong seat!), I jumped in the car with my son behind the wheel, his learner’s permit in hand. Although I worked in professional driver assessment and training for decades, I did not have a plan in place for the steps involved in coaching him through supervised driving, just jump in the car and drive… right? After some frightening trips around city and rural roads with me, he got his license. I then began to hear that several of his friends has been involved in collisions in their first year of solo driving. I started to investigate why so many of these young drivers were

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