PBA Tip of the Day brought to you by Justin Simons, Agent with State Farm Justin R Simons Agency, Inc (623) 551-3700.
What are some ways you can keep your new teen driver safer on the road? Justin has the answer!
Restrict Night Driving. Close to two-thirds of fatal crashes that happen at night are speed related and involve 16-year-old drivers.
Keep a Safe Following Distance. In normal driving conditions, the general rule is “three seconds plus.” When the vehicle in front of you passes a stationary object, begin counting. You should reach that same object no sooner than three seconds, four seconds ideally. Increase following distance when visibility is poor or you’re in traffic.
Limit Teen Passengers. Research has shown significant reductions in deaths were associated with graduated driving laws, including a restriction on carrying passengers or the number and age of passengers carried.
Discuss Consequences. Teenage speeding puts lives and licenses on the line. It can also be expensive, and pricey tickets can increase insurance rates.
Be Involved. Frequently ride with your teens to be sure they’re being safe. And when you’re driving, be a good role model. Always travel at a speed appropriate for the road conditions. For more information about teen drivers and for all of your insurance needs, give Justin a call today!