Keys2Drive The AAA Guide to Teen Driver Safety
Teen's Role

Teen's Role

At this beginning stage of the process, your aspiring driver already has some responsibilities and should commit to making safe passenger decisions.

Be a Safe Passenger

  • Don’t ride with a teen driver without your advance permission.
  • Ride without distracting the driver.
  • Contact you for a ride home if a teen driver is unsafe.
  • Always properly wear a safety belt.

Prepare to Earn a Learner’s Permit

  • Become an aware passenger, observing and asking questions about driving situations.
  • Commit to regular practice sessions to develop skills required for safe driving and managing risks on the road.
  • Understand the financial and legal responsibilities associated with driving.
  • Obey rules, including driver license laws and those established by your family.
  • Avoid taking unnecessary risks.
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Additional resources:

  • DMV Practice Questions - Take this sample test to determine if you're ready to take the state driving test.
  • Becoming the New Driver - Designed for teens, this brochure outlines tips and responsibilities of being a safe driver.