Safe Driving Tips for Teenagers
Well it’s that time of year again when all of the kids are back in school which means the roads on our morning commute are again filled with teenage drivers. If you have a teenage driver I’m sure that you worry about them driving to school and back and wherever else they may go that you don’t know about. At Western Slope Auto we want everyone in our community to drive safely on our roads so we have come up with a few safe driving tips for teenagers that will help young drivers become safer drivers.
-No texting while driving. This is one of the most dangerous things that you can do behind the wheel of a car. Did you know that texting while driving is six times more dangerous than driving drunk? If it is important to read or send a text you should safely pull off to the side of the road to do so. The new Ford Focus in Grand Junction, CO is a perfect car for a young teenage driver and Ford’s SNYC® with MyFord Touch® allows you to have incoming texts read to you with audible text messaging. This incredible new voice-activated technology allows you to keeps your hands on the wheel and your eyes on the road so your teenage driver can drive safely.
-Limit your distractions. It’s very easy for a teenage driver to be distracted when driving. While it might be very tempting to eat in your car while listening to loud music it can also be very dangerous. Try to limit your distractions and concentrate on driving so you can make it to your destination safely.
-Never drive while impaired. This is the most important safe driving tips for teenagers that you can go over with your young driver. It’s not just alcohol and drugs that can impair your driving, prescription drugs can also make it dangerous to be behind the wheel of a car. Let your kids know that if they are ever impaired that they can call you for a ride.
Talking to your kids about safe driving can be difficult but the conversation is definitely worth it. Western Slope Auto hopes that these safe driving tips for teenagers helps your young driver become more aware of the importance of safety when behind the wheel of a car. Have a safe school year and drive carefully.