Teen’s Role

Teens have important responsibilities during this stage of the driving process. Responsibilities include taking the following actions:

  • Commit to several hours of driving practice and study every week.
  • Accept instruction and feedback about safe 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 not practicing safe driving.
  • Abide by your family’s parent-teen driving agreement.