Monday, September 9, 2013
Safe Driving Tips for Teens
According to data gathered by Ford Motor Company, more than half of teens say that they become easily distracted by others in the car. This could be anything from actual passengers to phone conversations to texting friends. Teens are believed to look away from the road for longer and more frequent periods of time than more experienced drivers, which can often result in severe injury or worse. So make your teens aware of how dangerous distracted driving can be.
Also, teens often get excited about having passengers and/or driving their friends around. Make your teens aware that, by law, they are only allowed a certain number of passengers in their vehicle. Then stress to them the importance of not losing focus when they are on the road.
One good way to discourage distracted driving habits is to set a good example! Put your phone away, only take important calls, and use hands-free technology when possible - all of this will set a good example of how your teen should be driving.
Another way to encourage safety through example is wearing your seat belt! Ford data revealed that 78 percent of teens wear a safety belt while driving, but there is still a percentage that doesn't. Make your teens aware of how effective seat belts are - not to mention, let them know it's against the law to not wear one. By requiring your kids to buckle up the minute they get in the car, you'll get them into the habit of wearing it all the time. By making it habit, they'll most likely continue to buckle up when they have their own vehicle.
While we hope these safe driving tips for teens help ease your mind about your young driver being on the road, we can also help you find a car with a great safety rating and safety features. So stop by our Ann Arbor Ford Dealer today and let us help you find a vehicle that is both safe, and affordable. North Brothers Ford, located at 33300 Ford Rd Westland, MI 48185, is proud to be one of the premier dealerships in Southeast Michigan committed to exceptional customer service! Stop by or give us a call at (888) 806-7163, our knowledgeable sales team will be happy to help!
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