Teen Driving: a Parents' Guide
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Teen Driving: a Parents' Guide

Is there a young driver in your future? We've got safety tips and advice on teaching your teen to drive, choosing insurance, and buying a car.

Teen Driving Dos and Don'ts

Teaching someone driving skills covers more than just the basics. You also want to help your teen learn to exercise good judgment and be responsible behind the wheel. Use this list of dos and don'ts as your guide.






Keep Your Kid Safe on the Road

"When parents supervise their teens' behind-the-wheel behavior, teens tend to be much more responsible," says Rose McMurray, associate administrator for traffic safety programs at the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA). Read her tips for parents of teen drivers.



The Dangers of Teen Driving

Car accidents are now the leading cause of teen fatalities. Here's what you need to know to protect your child.


Teens and Cars: A Dangerous Mix?

We asked parents how they feel about their teen behind the wheel. Here, the results of our poll.


Is My Teen Ready for Her Own Car?

It's certainly convenient to have a responsible teenager with access to a car. Here's expert advice to help you decide whether your teen is up to the task.


Is Your Teen Ready to Drive?

We all hope that when the time comes, our teens will be ready for the responsibility of handling a 3,000-pound vehicle. How can you tell if your teen is ready to drive? Take this quiz to find out.


Originally published on LHJ.com, February 2009.

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