Tips for Teen Drivers
According to statistics, traffic accidents are the leading cause of death for American teens. Aggressive driving and inexperience are often the cause of most preventable accidents among teens. Research shows that when it comes to distracted driving, young people are among the most likely to text and talk behind the wheel.
Talking on the phone texting and listening to loud music are all forms of distractions from the safe operation of a motor vehicle, the lapse in attention can cause a driver to be unaware of important changes in traffic conditions.
Speeding, not wearing a seat belt and tailgating is against the law and can lead to heavy fines along with the suspension of a license.
The use of alcohol or other drugs while operating a motor vehicle is illegal and can lead to serious accidents and deaths. Under no circumstance should you drive under the influence of a controlled substance.
Do teenagers need insurance when they begin to drive?
Yes, once a teen begins driving they will need to be covered. You can ask your agent about good student discounts to see if they might qualify. If your teen has a good report card or maintains a B average then they should be eligible for the discount.