Use these five-to-drive rules with your teen driver

Use these five-to-drive rules with your teen driver
[![Set some ground rules for your new driver.](http://buyersguide.carsoup.com/wp-content/uploads/2015/02/Safe-driving-article.jpg)](http://buyersguide.carsoup.com/wp-content/uploads/2015/02/Safe-driving-article.jpg)Set appropriate ground rules for your new driver.
Your teenager is now old enough to drive. Yikes! Seriously, driving is a giant step, and teaching your aspiring driver the skills and rules of the road is critical.

Plus, you are probably quite familiar with the startling statistics about teen drivers and accidents. The Center for Disease Control and Prevention recently reported that young people ages 15-24 represent only about 14 to 15 percent of the U.S. population, yet they account for 30 percent ($19 billion) of the total costs of motor vehicle injuries among males and 28 percent ($7 billion) of the total costs of motor vehicle injuries among females.

Along these lines, Safercar.gov offers an excellent set of ground rules that you can use with your eager new driver—before you hand over the keys to the family car.

The ground rules are these Five to Drive elements:

  • No cell phones
  • No extra passengers
  • No speeding
  • No alcohol
  • Always buckle-up

Read more about these and other helpful tools at Safercar.gov. Click here.


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