Inculcate safe and responsible
driving skills in your youngster.
Driving is serious business
Much before parents handover the car keys to their adolescent sons or daughters, they need to teach safe driving to their young ones. Parents need to address
themselves to the driving skills of their children, mainly because rash
driving is not a habit one can overlook. Like smoking, drinking and other
habits that worry parents, unsafe and rash driving also needs parental
attention, that too before it is too late.
Did you know?
Unsafe driving by irresponsible teenagers is a menace in all countries of the world. It is found that four out of every ten teen deaths are due to driving accidents.
Research shows that teens meet with accidents after they jampack their
vehicles with friends. The risk of an accident is reduced if the young
one drives alone, that too in the daytime. Teens are pre-disposed to taking
risks and exhibiting reckless driving. Statistics show that teens are the
most likely to speed a vehicle. And the combination of loud music, friends
and recklessness proves fatal while driving. Parents therefore must discourage
their youngsters from late night driving.
Limit your child's
time behind the wheel
While a parent
must discourage late night driving, even morning driving must be fixed
within parameters. For instance, never let the youngster drive after taking
any intoxicating drink. Make it a rule, a value to be cherished all throughout
life. Never ever listen to your teenager's heroic tales of driving in tricky
situations. If the youngster is inexperienced, do not allow him or her
to drive for long distances.
if your son doesn't want to wear a helmet, in order to keep his hairstyle
intact, be firm and lay down ground rules in advance. Take away the motorbike
if he insists on not wearing the safety helmet.
Be a role model
also be responsible while driving. They should make sure they wear their
seat belts, never drink while driving, never drive over the speed limit,
never cut lanes and treat traffic rules lightly. If parents set the right
precedent, children would be more prone to driving responsibly when they
take to the wheel.
never be fake
even encourage their children to start driving early. They don't mind if
their teenager fakes his or her date of birth on a driving license, in
order to start driving a year before the legally permissible age. Never
allow such irresponsible and illegal behavior. For it is the question of
your teenager's life and of course many other lives he or she might play
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- The Indiaparenting Team