Utilize Our Teenage Driver Agreement With Your Young Driver
If you have a teenager who is ready to get behind the wheel of a car, it is an important stage in your child’s life to be given that responsibility. It is also an important stage in your life, because you are slowly loosening the reins on your child and allowing them more freedom. Some parents greet this transition with happiness and encouragement, while others find it to be a stressful and anxious time in their lives.
Before handing the keys to the car over to your teenager, consider having your child enter into a contract with you regarding their driving habits. We have a Teenage Driver Safety Agreement that works very well for teenage drivers, because it sets forth the expectations you have for their performance while driving, and does so very clearly without any ambiguity.
You should never simply give your teenage child the keys to a vehicle without letting him or her know what you expect from them, and the Teenage Driver Safety Agreement is a great way to cover all the bases. You can even modify it to suit your own needs by adding certain expectations or changing existing ones. Either way, it gives your child a written statement of how they should conduct themselves, and you can also make them aware of any punishments or consequences that may follow a “violation” of any of the provisions of the safety agreement.
When it’s time to let your child start driving, you should also make sure that he or she is properly covered by your auto insurance policy, or – if they have their own vehicle – that they have adequate insurance coverage for themselves. Contact our agents at Schumacher Insurance Group today and get details on auto insurance for teenage drivers.