Miss 15, Learning to Drive and the Hyundai Accent 2014
10 Tips for Teaching Your Teen to Drive
- Encourage them to concentrate on the car and the road, not one or the other. Yes that means they may have to think of two things at once…..a scary concept I know!
- All learner drivers should have at least 3 to 4 professional driving lessons, there are some really good driver training centres too, which have full day courses. These course also contribute to boosting their driving hours.
- Start them driving in quiet suburban streets before allowing them to venture out onto the busy highways and freeways, this will help boost their confidence.
- Use the same vehicle at first instead of letting them drive any car you have. If they are learning on the Hyundai, stick to the Hyundai.
- Make sure they know all the road rules.
- Have them drive in all sorts of weather and traffic conditions. Rain, night, dusk and peak hour traffic.
- Teach them to use their side and rear vision mirrors.
- Ensure they have no distractions. Loud music and constant chatter, can affect their ability to concentrate on the road.
- Make sure that they are well rested and not too tired to drive.
- Above all be relaxed and confident in their abilities on the outside, even if you aren’t feeling it on the inside.