What to do Before Handing the Car Keys to your Teen

10/13/2015 5:18:01 PM

Young people in carTeenagers are some of the most distracted drivers on the road. From fiddling with their cellphones to talking to their friends, they don’t always have their focus on what they are doing behind the wheel. To make matters worse, talking to them about ways to improve their driving always ends in a heated discussion. It’s no wonder you grow more and more hesitant to hand them the keys. Luckily, there are a few safety precautions you can take to reduce the chances of your teen getting into an accident.

Purchase a Car with Teen Safety Features

Nowadays, everything is smarter, including cars. Some automakers are installing devices that disable some of your teen’s favorite distractions unless they drive safely. For instance, some smart cars won’t allow teens to listen to the radio until they buckle their seat belts. Purchasing a smart car with a teen safety device may save your child’s life.

Install Safety Apps on Your Teen’s Phone

There are many apps available to do just about anything. Fortunately, developers have made apps to help keep your children safe while they are driving. There are many apps available that will allow you to block your child’s ability to make calls and text while they are behind the wheel. By doing this, you increase the chances that your teen is focused on their driving, instead of an incoming text message.

Install Driving Cameras

You can take full control over your teen’s driving experience by monitoring how they drive each day. There are many video cameras available that can easily be attached to the interior of your vehicle while your teen is driving. With a camera recording their actions, your teen may choose to focus on safety while behind the wheel. 

Invest in GPS Tracking Devices

Global Positioning Systems (GPS) aren’t just for navigating to your next location. Some GPS devices can track how you drive. With these devices installed in your car, you have the ability to see how fast your teen is going, how he or she is stopping and where he or she is going. Plus, GPS trackers can easily be installed aftermarket.

Your child’s safety is always on your mind, even more so when they are driving. Now is the time to ensure they are safe while on the road by monitoring them with safety devices and apps, which can help reduce your car insurance as well.

Is your teen safe behind the wheel? Call La Familia Insurance at (888) 751-7511 for more information on Dallas auto insurance.

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