Sometimes keeping your teen safe when they are driving means taking matters into your own hands. Most states require by law that certain training be accomplished before a teenagers is granted the privilege to drive a car. Depending on where you live the rules behind who is and who is not allowed to have a driver’s license will vary. But if you are concerned about keeping your teen safe there is really more that you as a parent can be doing that goes above and beyond leaving the driver’s education of your child up to the state.
In fact, a study that was led by a University of Maryland professor reported that, “New teenage drivers whose parents put restrictions on them in their first six months behind the wheel are less likely to report that they engage in risky driving behavior, even after the restrictions have been lifted.