Teens seem to have a busy social life even before they are old enough to drive. You may be relieved when you are no longer responsible for carting your popular teenager from school to social events, but you will still need to know what they are up to at all times. Close parental supervision is essential for the development of children and it doesn’t end when your child is able to drive a car and owns a cell phone. Before you hand over the car keys make sure that you talk to your child about teen driving safety. The more importance that you put on defensive driving, the more likely you teen will take your advice seriously. If you mention something once or twice your child might not take it to heart, but if you reaffirm your statements loudly and clearly he or she will get the message.
Apart from talking to your teen about safe driving method there is something else that you can do. Installing a vehicle tracking system in your child’s car will give you peace of mind. No longer will you need to wait up all night to see that your teen has made it home safe. If you have other children it would not be fair to put all your energy into keeping tabs on your new teen driver. You will need to learn how to spend your time equally among your children, and with a vehicle tracking device you can do just that. Make sure that you show all of your children how important it is to be a safe and attentive driver by staying consistent. If you allow your teen to get away with reckless driving you will be setting a precedent for your entire family. There may not be a manual on how to raise children, but there is a solution for keeping teens safe when they drive.