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Practicing with your teen driver is the best way to build experience. If you’re not sure where to start, our 52 Pointers for Parents will help. These lessons, which have been reviewed and vetted by a driver education professional, are your roadmap to teen driver safety.
When practicing driving with your teen, start with low-risk situations and work up to more risky situations. Begin in daylight, good weather and on remote roads or empty parking lots. Then, you can gradually move to dusk and nighttime driving, inclement weather and busier roads. Start with basic skills (turning, parking and backing up) before moving to more complex skills. And, keep other passengers out of the vehicle when practicing with your teen. Neither of you need the distraction.
DriveitHOME™ is an initiative of the National Safety Council, designed by and for parents of newly licensed teen drivers. DriveitHOME™ offers free resources parents can use to help their teen build experience to become safer drivers.