Follow these great tips when preparing your new driver for the road!

1.       Create the right environment – Any driver should create an environment with as little distraction as possible. This means putting the cell phone away, keeping the radio at a low volume, start driving with only one passenger. When you are learning to drive, all of your senses should be focused fully on the road.

2.       Distance matters – Distance between your car and the car in front of you can be crucial to avoiding a wreck. This distance can be the deciding factor and affects reaction time, the ability of your car’s breaks and tires, and even the ability of the cars behind you to avoid potentially dangerous situations.

3.       Support safe habits – Even when the car is not in drive, a new driver should be focused on safety. Always lock your doors, discuss the benefits of a car alarm, check your car at night before entering, and even consider carrying something to defend yourself such as mace or pepper spray.

4.       Know how to react – One of the most important factors in creating safe driving habits is knowing how to react when something does go wrong. Every new driver should know how and when to contact the police, emergency personnel, their car insurance agent, etc.

Now check out our blog on What to do if you are involved in an accident!

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