Statistics for teen drivers is far from impressive. Their crash rate is so high that many parents will prefer they don't drive until they get older. For families who really do have such a hold on their kids, it may work. But you'd have to understand that peer pressure is really a very big issue at this age. So what can you do to both keep your teen safer and lower the usually high auto insurance premium associated with teen drivers? This article will help you...
Teenagers usually get adult privileges but prefer kindergarten responsibilities. If you want to help your teenager really grow up, let them know that with every privilege comes some responsibilities. If it makes sense in your circumstance, let them pay for their auto insurance or at least bear a part of their auto insurance premium. It's my discovery that once young persons pay for something with their hard-earned cash, they end up being more careful with it.
Here are a few rules that will keep your teenager safer...
1) Let them never drive in company of fellow teens or kids unless there is a responsible adult in the car. I used the word "responsible adult" because some adults may not be enough positive influence on these teenagers.
2) Let there be an agreement between you and your teenager that they won't drive in the night. And, where it becomes inevitable, go over things they must bear in mind. Most accidents happen between 9.00pm and 2.00am.
3) They must never touch the steering wheel once they've taken any form of alcoholic beverage. Take note that to be on the safe side they should know that they are not allowed to drive if they take so much as a sip of alcoholic beverage.
4) Let it be ingrained in your teenager that they are not on a race track even when they are on the highway. They should obey speed limits and traffic laws.
5) They must tell you where they intend to drive to with their cars. And, please, be firm if you think they're better off with a cab or even if you think they should not go there.
These all presume that you already have great communication with your teenager. Whether you do or don't, here's something that will surely help you get cheap auto insurance for your teen...
Visit at least three auto insurance quotes sites and obtain quotes from them. Obtaining your auto insurance quotes from this many or more sites ensures you do not miss great offers that aren't available on the other sites.