Teen drivers are more likely to be hurt in vehicle accidents for a variety of incidents. While some of this is due to risky behavior behind the wheel, it can also be caused by lack of driver experience. If you’re the parent of a teen driver, be aware of the impact adding this new person to your insurance policy can cause, too. Many teen drivers see rate increases right away when a teenager passes their driving test.
Given all of the actual accidents as well as close calls typically associated with learning to drive, it is critical for any parent of a teenager to be mindful of the overall safety of a student driver’s vehicle. The shopping process for any used or new vehicle should include a thorough examination of safety features so that you can have some peace of mind about your child being on the road.
A recent study found that learning to drive is not stressful only for a teen driver. The student teachers tend to report high levels of stress during the experience. Over one third of recent survey respondents said that they have taught someone to drive and 9 out of 10 reported that it was an anxiety provoking experience.
Over half of the participants in this study said they would be concerned about getting in the car with their own 16-year-old selves. Doing everything you can to minimize the possibility of teenage accidents can help ensure protection for your own child and decrease the possibility of a personal injury lawsuit. Make sure that you put extra care and thought into how you teach teenagers to drive and ensure that they take the driver’s education process seriously.
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