and tips for teenage driving
As a parent you know that parenting is much more than providing for your and your children's
needs. You want to guide your child from youth toward adulthood by
showing them that there is much more to life than all things electronic. So, gently disconnect your teen and
get them involved with other pursuits.
There are many changes that students
must deal with, as they move from high school to college. This puts them at an increased risk
in their lives, which can often have a detrimental effect. All this can result in
distractions while driving a car, including driving while intoxicated.
Learning how to drive is a right of
passage for teenage drivers, as well as an opportunity for them to gain more independence in
their lives. As parents, you must ensure that your teen learns about the dangers in driving
and responsibilities that go with it.
Teens today have so much more to distract them besides their homework, the opposite sex, friends, family members, and extracurricular activities.
Besides learning how to drive, teenagers are occupied with playing with an assortment of electronic gizmos
including cell phones, camera phones, personal computers, smartphones, DVD players, ipods, xboxes, the list goes
Wired? You betcha … and then some. Perhaps all of this electronic gadgetry has you
concerned and you are wondering just how you can extract your teen and involve them in an outside activity where
they can expand their minds and refresh their bodies.
|Teenagers often have a lot on their minds, which
combined with their
inexperience, can lead to poor driving habits. (Image by
If you think a car isn't a teen magnet as much as when you first learned how to drive, think again.
Today, teens are pimping their
rides and expressing themselves through their cars. Custom paint,
decals, blacked out windows, even faux aircraft wings are being attached to the outside of their cars. On the
inside, it can be totally surreal: rear view mirrors wrapped with a studded belts, frilly seat cover trim,
pushpin art attached to the headliner, decals everywhere, etc.
All this focus on the appearances and trying to impress, leaves teens poorly
educated for proper driving. And if they don't learn correct road behaviour and traffic rules, it will leave them
driving-poor for the rest of their adult lives.