If your teen recently earned their driver’s license, they are probably trying to drive as much as possible—especially with their friends in the car! At Tim’s Truck Capital and Auto Sales in Epsom, NH, we want you to keep your teen driver as safe as possible. Our team put together these recommendations to keep your teen (and everyone else) safer on the road.
Wear Your Seat Belts, Please
Seat belts are required by law to be worn by all passengers in most states. However, New Hampshire is the only state that doesn’t require it. We recommend that you instruct your teen that everyone in his or her vehicle has to wear a seat belt. Studies show that seat belts are a very effective way to protect vehicle occupant, especially in the case of an accident. Tell your teen to buckle up. Tell them to make sure their passengers are always wearing a seat belt as well
Eliminate Distracted Driving
Your teen needs to understand that a phone call or text is not as important as keeping their eyes on the road. Things can change in a split second in a moving vehicle. If your teen isn’t paying attention to driving and the road, they will have no time to react to any situation that arises while driving. That could prove to be a fatal mistake.
Watch Your Speed
Teens love having the freedom of driving in a vehicle. Sometimes there’s peer pressure to “show off” while driving, which could tempt your teen to speed needlessly. New teen drivers are still developing reaction time. Tell your teen to follow the speed limit, and if they are not comfortable driving at highway speeds, advise them to take a different, slower route.
Road Conditions and Weather
Teen drivers don’t have experience driving in various weather, nor in construction zones. When bad weather is predicted or occurring, ride with them. Point out safety tips when riding with them or driving them in construction zones. It gives them more experience and will help them gain confidence.
Equip Your Vehicle
Make sure your teen’s vehicle has a flashlight, jumper cables and a first-aid kit. These basic safety tools can help in case they are caught in a difficult situation.
Choose The Right Vehicle For Your Teen
While teens are learning to drive, it’s wise not to hand them the keys to a brand new car. At Tim’s Truck Capital in Epsom NJ, we carry a wide variety of quality used trucks NH and used cars NH that are ideal first cars for teens. To view our entire inventory online, visit www.timstruckcapital.com
904 Suncook Valley Hwy
Epsom, NH 03234