Saturday, October 27, 2018

Safer Audis: Teaching Your Teen to Drive

Seeing your kid in the driver’s seat can be quite stressing for many parents. Yet, there is not much to do about it - your teen will want to learn how to drive sooner or later. Luckily, you have a perfectly safe car for them to learn how to do it and can, in fact, make sure that their driving is even safer.

Just take a look at the tips below to make sure that those driving lessons with your teen cover the most important points of safety and responsible driving. That way, you can feel a bit more relaxed when he or she finally obtains that driver’s license.

First: Cover the distracted driving basics

As you very well know, teenagers and young adults are notorious for getting distracted in the car. It might be because they’re slightly more reckless than older adults are - or perhaps it’s just because they tend to invite all of their friends along no matter where they go.

Regardless of the reasons behind it, you need to make absolutely sure that your teenager knows the dangers of being distracted while driving. Ensure that he or she knows what to do when they don’t feel like they are able to focus on the road as they should.

Eating in the car is, of course, not very responsible - and the same goes for putting on makeup, checking their phones, or allowing the backseat passengers to get rowdy. Let your kid know that, if they feel like it’s all getting a bit too much, they should pull over and stop the car if they need to do anything besides drive.

Next: Let them learn in a safe car

Some parents are not willing to let their kids learn how to drive in their own car. It is probably because an inexperienced driver is a more reckless driver. However, for the safety of your teen, it’s much better to let them learn the basics in your Audi than in a car that is less safe.

It’s not just because they will be a bit more secure while learning to drive, though, but also because they will get used to the feeling of a safe car. That way, they won’t want to trade that feeling in for a fast and slightly more dangerous car as they’re already so used to the feeling and rhythm of the car they used when learning how to drive.

Go through the emergency steps

Finally, it’s much better to go through a first aid course and the steps of what to do in case of a car accident. Give them a few tests as well. Write down the number for a car wreck lawyer and ask questions on what they would do if something were to happen. This might help to increase your peace of mind.

Are there any other tips you'd add when teaching your teen about safe driving?

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