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Most parents are nervous about their teenager driving a car. As a parent, you are right in your concern.
Many teens learn to drive by taking driver's education classes. While teens are learning to drive, they need to get as much experience as possible with another adult in the car. If you are unable to help your teen learn to drive, ask another adult family member or friend to help out.
Don't let your teen drive alone—even after getting a license—until your teen has had enough experience and until you as a parent feel comfortable with your teen's driving skills. Also, make sure your teen has enough supervised experience driving in adverse conditions, such as rain or snow or at night, before you allow your teen to drive in these conditions unsupervised.
Some things about driving that parents need to emphasize:
Remember to always set a good example for your teen.
Current as of:
September 20, 2021
Author: Healthwise StaffMedical Review: Susan C. Kim MD - PediatricsJohn Pope MD - PediatricsKathleen Romito MD - Family Medicine
Current as of: September 20, 2021
Author: Healthwise Staff
Medical Review:Susan C. Kim MD - Pediatrics & John Pope MD - Pediatrics & Kathleen Romito MD - Family Medicine
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