My children have recently become teenagers but for the past year I have been sharing with them driving safety as we travel places. I only see them about once a month but you can make sharing driver safety a point to make on a trip. Some points I have made to my kids:
Start sharing the rules of the car when they can drive regarding friends and music, cell phone, or anything else you deem important.
You start sharing this stuff on occasion now and it won't be like you are nagging them when they start to learn how to drive. Teenagers learning how to drive have one thing on their mind, "a driver's licensce means freedom". At that time, they may not pay that much attention to your helpful instruction.
By Suntydt from Tazewell, TN
One other thing to teach them: turn signals are used to let other drivers know what you are doing since you already know. Turn them on before you start slowing down and hitting the brakes. Turn signal, then brake.
Wonderful advice; I hope they'll heed and remember. Adding to No. 3, especially when passing and pulling back in front of a tractor-trailer, I wait 'til I see the entire cab in my r-v mirror, all the way to the top of the rig. It takes them much longer time and distance to stop. If you have to slow up or slam on your brakes when you get back in front of them, it could end in tragedy.
Advice which my sons heard a lot is if you're going to pull out in front of somebody, get out of their way! Likewise, teach your kids how to merge onto a lane from an entrance ramp. Get up enough speed to 'merge', ramp and traffic allowing. Think safety always and make it a habit to monitor yourself and others. Blessings.
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