As a personal injury attorney, the Law Office of Frederic E. Waczewski, P.A. in Orlando knows that having safety driving tips for your teen can help save them from a traumatic accident. We know that it is difficult letting your child go out on the road for the first time and that is why we are here to help in the event of an accident to ensure that your teen does not suffer. Contact us to learn more about our services.
Put Your Cellphone Away
Cellphones are incredibly distracting. Teens can end up using them to text while they are behind the wheel or they may attempt to speak on the phone while they are driving. Even something as simple checking their phone for the time or changing a song can become the split second distraction that can lead to a major car accident. Especially because your teen is just learning to drive, it is critical for them to keep their eyes on the road. The best way to make sure that their attention is on the road before them is by asking them to put their phone away.
Use Your Headlights
It is essential for your teen to use their headlights in inclement weather and at night anyhow, but it would be wise for them to use their headlights regularly. Even if they are uncertain about whether or not to turn on their headlights, it is better for them to be safe than sorry.
Follow the Speed Limit
Teens can feel compelled to speed because they are young and have not yet had the time to learn the rules of the road. They may also not pay attention to the speed limit signs as they pass them. This can put them at risk not only with the law, but also of getting into a serious accident. Discuss speed limits and how to ensure that your teen follows them with them directly so that they can know the severity of what it means to speed.
As a teen, your child may want to drive their friends around in order to continue socializing with them. However, as they are still learning how to drive and need to have the experience to know how to manage doing both things, having people in the car could actually be much more harmful than they believe. Discuss with them to limit the amount of people they drive and make sure to establish rules about how to act when there are others in the car.
Other Safety Driving Tips
There is an assortment of other safety driving tips that your teen can follow including choosing a safe brand of car. However, sometimes accidents are unavoidable. In this case, your teen can be subject to a lot of emotional trauma and may even suffer physical injuries. Make sure that you have representation to help get justice for what occurred to your teen. Contact the personal injury attorney of the Law Office of Frederic E. Waczewski, P.A. in Orlando.
The personal injury attorney of Law Office of Frederic E. Waczewski, P.A. in Orlando can help your teen in the event of an accident. Do not let your teen suffer and contact us today.