I also gave her the following real world tips to prepare her for the road, because let's face it - the traffic in Miami is no place for a child without a little experience! One of the most important things when it comes to dealing with traffic in Miami is ensuring that your tires are in great condition. Between the heat and humidity and the rain, maintaining the condition of your tires helps to ensure your safety while driving. I am sure this is even more important if you live in a climate that has all four seasons!
Tips To Prepare Your Teen For the Road
Teach Them to Never Assume
Don’t make assumptions about what other drivers are going to do. The only thing you can assume about another driver with a turn signal on is that they have a turn signal on. He/she might not be turning at all, and just forgot to turn it off.
Continue to Supervise Driving
Even though your child has a bona fide license, and reminds you of it often, they still lack experience. Continue driving with them until you're both comfortable.
Leave for School Early
Try to get to school five to ten minutes early, and leave five minutes late to avoid the mad dash into and out of the parking lot. Lots of accidents happen when people are rushing around.
Create Your Own License Program
Even if your state has an excellent graduated drivers licensing program you can consider implementing your own. Restrict nighttime driving by taking away the keys after 9pm. Additionally limit the number of passengers.
Keep The Tank Off E
Teenagers are a notoriously broke bunch. It can be tempting for them to stretch that gas tank as far as possible. However it's dangerous, hard on your vehicle and inconvenient to be running out of gas.
Keep It Clean
Make sure your windshield is clean. At sunrise and sunset, light reflecting off your dirty windshield can momentarily blind you from seeing what’s going on.
Teach Them To Maintain
In addition to knowing when you should get an oil chance (every 3-5,000 miles) every teenager should know how to check their own tire pressure at home. They can always take it to a local Discount Tire to check their pressure, which makes the entire process so much easier! Even I feel more comfortable having a professional check my tire pressure for me, so it's natural for a teenager to feel more confident with the help of a Discount Tire service tech!
You can also check out the Discount Tire website for more helpful Tire Safety Tips - because you can never be too prepared or too safe when it comes to your teen drivers!