Driver’s Ed Course
The more experience a driver has, the better. Professional driving lessons will give your young driver more confidence on the road and the ability to react more quickly to unexpected situations.
He or she should learn to follow these simple but critical rules:
• Obey the posted speed limits. Excess speed can lead to auto accidents.
• Always wear a seat belt. Your teen should make sure all of his or her passengers buckle up, too.
• Hands should be on the steering wheel and eyes on the road. Attentive driving helps a driver maintain better control if faced with a challenging situation.
• Most teenage auto accidents are the result of some form of distraction. Cell phone use poses one of the greatest risks. The driver should place mobile phones out of reach, in the glove box or backseat. Texting can wait.
• Restrict the number of passengers in the car, as every additional passenger adds unnecessary distractions.
• Your teen may be tempted to eat, apply makeup or blast music while cruising around town; however, they all can draw his or her attention away from the road.
Keep up with Regular Car Maintenance
• Keeping a car well maintained is an easy way to help your teen stay safe. Regularly check on the condition of basic equipment such as windshield wipers, tires, headlights and fluid levels.
• Take advantage of Les Schwab’s free pre-trip safety check, which includes a visual inspection of tires, alignment, brakes and more.
Know that Accidents Happen
Prepare for the possibility that your teens may get in an accident or have a roadside issue. Be sure they know what to do and whom to call if an accident occurs or roadside assistance is needed.
For more information on how Les Schwab’s tire experts can help keep you and your teen driver safe on the road, visit www.lesschwab.com.
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