Family To Family Agreement &
Parent To Teen Driving Agreement
Having regular conversations about safety, practicing driving together, and leading by example goes a long way in ensuring your teen makes smart decisions when they get behind the wheel.
But there’s another simple step you can take to get on the same page about your family’s rules of the road. Create a Parent-Teen Driving Contract that puts your rules in writing to clearly set expectations and limits. Work with your teen to outline hazards to avoid and consequences for breaking rules. Keep it on the fridge and update it as your teen gains experience and more driving privileges.
Stronger laws play a part in keeping roads safe for everyone, but parents play a critical role in enforcing these laws and serving as good role models for their children. Since many state laws lack key provisions, graduated driver licensing laws should be considered as baselines. It is recommended that parents in states with weak passenger restrictions not allow their teen to ride with other teen drivers and not allow them to transport other teens in the first year of driving. It’s tempting to be lured by the convenience of having other options for getting kids to and from school and practices, but the risks are just too great.
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