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All About: Educating Young Drivers

Take a look at these resources on our blog to prepare your teen for National Teen Driver Safety Week.

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by Team Onlia
Did you know that young people have the highest rate of traffic death and injury among all age groups? From getting their licence to helping them make good decisions before they get behind the wheel (and while they’re on the road), there’s much work to be done when it comes to educating your teen about safe driving. Take a look at these resources to help teach your teen about road safety and how to be a safe driver. 
A Guide for New Drivers: How to Maintain Safe Driving Behaviours. Getting your license and finally being able to drive yourself around is the freedom every teen dreams of. While it’s a fun and exciting experience, it’s important to remind your child that their life, and that of others, is in their hands while they’re behind the wheel. 

Take a look at how your teenager can hold onto those safe-driving behaviours that they learned in driving school. 

The Importance of Driver Safety Programs shouldn’t be forgotten once you’ve passed your driving test. Driver safety programs can help instill safe driving habits your child will have for the rest of their life, and help refresh those that they (or you) might have forgotten. Find out more benefits of driver safety programs, no matter what stage you’re in. 
Parents & Teens: How to Make the Safest Drivers. Leading by example is one approach you can take to teach your child habits on the road. Take a look at our tips on how to make sure you’re instilling the safest habits into your new driver, so they can stay safe long after they’re under your roof. 

5 Safety Tips for Parents of Young Drivers. Working with your teen to make them the safest drivers out there can be a challenge. We have some precautionary measures you can take on your own, as well as suggestions that are easy to work into your everyday conversations with your teen. 

Driving Defensively, not AggressivelyIt’s important to be defensive to keep yourself safe, but being aggressive is definitely not recommended. Read this article to find out how your teen can be defensive on the road, without being aggressive towards other drivers. 

What Happens When you Drive HighCannabis is legal, but driving under the influence isn’t. It may not seem like a huge deal at the time, but once you know exactly how cannabis use can affect your driving performance you might think twice. Help your teen learn about the ramifications of using cannabis before they get behind the wheel. 

Your Brain on DistractionYou’ve heard it time and time again — don’t use your phone while driving. But what if you’re really good at multitasking? Sending one little text couldn’t hurt, right? Wrong. Teach your young driver about the science behind distracted driving, and learn exactly how much of an impact distraction can have on their driving skills. 

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