Your teen has been learning about driving and is just about ready to hit the road with you in the passenger seat. This is an exciting time. And your teen has important responsibilities during this stage of the process.
Your Teen’s Responsibilities:
- Commit to several hours of driving practice and study every week.
- Accept instruction and feedback about driving from you and any driver education instructors.
- Be patient about easing gradually into more complex driving situations as directed by you and driver education instructors.
- Focus on safe driving by obeying the speed limit, avoiding distractions and always wearing a safety belt.
- Avoid riding as a passenger with another new teen driver. If your teen does accept a ride with a peer, make sure your child understands to call you for a ride if there is any concern that the driver is being unsafe.
- Abide by your family’s parent-teen driving agreement.
- StartSmart:Teen Passengers - Fatal crash rates are 5-6 times higher when there are teen passengers in the car. AAA's tips will help guide parents in establishing rules for their teen drivers.
- StartSmart: Distractions and Driving - Read about the most common distractions, and get helpful advice for teens and parents.
- Becoming the New Driver - Designed for teens, this brochure outlines tips and responsibilities of being a safe driver.
- DMV Practice Questions - Take this sample test to determine if you're ready to take the state driving test.