Disclosure: This is part of a sponsored safety campaign with DiMe Media and Allstate Foundation. However, all opinions expressed are my own.
I have been very fortunate with my teenage daughter. She is a sweet, young lady who does well in school, is kind and loves to participate in sports and other after-school activities. One thing that worries me is teenage driving! She’s almost 15 years old and has asked us for her first driving lesson. With that in mind, I have been preparing her by giving her tips and pointers to be aware of while driving. We started by going over safety procedures with her first.
Since her father and I are always focused on safety, we know that safety procedures are the building blocks to having a responsible, safe, teen driver. We need resources to help illustrate proper safety procedure she can study during downtime this summer. The Allstate Foundation’s signature program-teen safe driving has reached over 56 million people over the last 10 years that has driven down teen car crash fatalities by nearly 48 percent. The Foundation offers helpful resources including the Parent/Teen Driving Agreement and the Driver Coaching Guide as well as information regarding Teen Driver Laws from around the country.
Kids learn from example! Did you know that parents are the NUMBER ONE influence on teens regarding their driving skills? My daughter is a good kid, bet an accident can happen to anyone. It’s important to me that I be the biggest influence in my daughter when it comes to teen driving.
I taught my daughter Sarah that once you’re in the driver’s seat, the first thing she should do is put her mobile device away! Then she can prepare herself by putting her seat belt on, checking her mirrors and turn down the radio. Another rule we have is no more than 2 people in the car while any teen is driving. Unfortunately, multiple people in the car can be a distraction to any teen driver.
I have included a short video which shows you more about Sarah’s first driving experience. Also, have you entered the Allstate #GetThereSafe Instagram sweeps? HURRY the promotion ends July 3 but you can learn valuable information for your teen & young drivers.
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