Teens

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“Not only are risks, like night­time driv­ing, a par­tic­u­lar dan­ger to young driv­ers, nearly ev­ery state also has a law re­strict­ing how late teens may be out on the roads,” said Richard Romer, AAA Man­ager of State Re­la­tions. “This is a timely re­minder for par­ents to be ac­tively in­volved in their teen’s learn­ing-to-drive process, un­der­stand­ing the risks and to be ed­u­cated on their state’s teen driv­ing law.”

In prepa­ra­tion for the dangerous sum­mer driv­ing pe­riod, AAA en­cour­ages par­ents to ed­u­cate their teens and them­selves about risky driv­ing be­hav­ior. Par­ents should:

Dis­cuss with teens early and of­ten the dan­gers of risky driv­ing sit­u­a­tions, such as speed­ing and night­time driv­ing.

Teach by ex­am­ple and min­i­mize your own risky be­hav­ior when be­hind the wheel.

Make a par­ent-teen driv­ing agree­ment that sets fam­ily rules for teen driv­ers. Con­sider set­ting driv­ing lim­its that are stronger than a state’s law, and en­force those lim­its.

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