How do you keep your teen from driving irresponsibly? There are many ways. Talking to your teen about driver safety is the most straightforward and effective step you can take, and curfews for a new driver are also an excellent idea.
You can also just not buy them a car.
A recent article reported that teens who are driving a car that they don’t own tend to drive much more safely. Not only do they text while driving less, but they also speed less and are half as likely to be involved in a crash.
The real lesson of this study is that parents must be intimately involved in the driving habits of their teen. As Teen Driver Safety Week approaches, make sure that you have this discussion.