If you have a teenager who is the age to drive, it is probably a time met with some anxiety and fear as you release your child onto the roads with this new freedom that requires a great deal of maturity and responsibility on their part. Finding a safe car or truck is probably a high priority for you, and you have come to the right place.
According to AAA, “each year, more teens die in car crashes than from any other cause-including disease, drugs, suicide or homicide.” This statistic isn’t meant to scare you more…it is however meant to reinforce the importance of finding a safe car for your child. Once you have found the best car for your child, there are some important rules and boundaries you can place to keep them safe behind the wheel. We have provided some suggestions for you here:
- Make sure your teen driver wears a seatbelt at all times. For whatever reason it can be seen as “un-cool” to buckle up but if you really share with your child the dangers than can result from a lack of wearing it they may be more likely to follow through with this law.
- Limit the number of passengers they are allowed to have. Passengers are a distraction and can cause serious accidents.
- Have strict rules against cell phone use while driving. Familiarize your teen with popular campaigns regarding cell phone use. Many of these public service announcements and campaigns are very encouraging and empowering to young drivers today and can make a difference.
If you are looking for a new truck for you teen driver, come check out our great selection of GMC trucks in Thunder Bay at Dominion Motors. We hope you enjoy this exciting time for both you and your child. As with any new milestone in life, it can be both scary and rewarding. Congratulations to you and your new teenage driver!