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National Teen Driver Safety Week: Tips for Talking With Your Parents

As a new driver it is important that you take the time to learn how to drive safely. The best way to learn how to drive safely is to ask for advice from those who have been driving for many years. This means that you need to learn to talk to your parents about your driving habits and ask questions when you have them.

Spend Time Working on the Car as Well as Driving It

It makes a parent proud when their child takes an interest in >how a car runs. For guys and girls alike it is a great way to ask questions and start talking about what it takes to be a good driver. The more that you communicate with your parents the more you benefit as a driver.

Find a Method of Communication That Works for You

Depending on your personality it may be easier to ask questions or keep your parents informed of your whereabouts in written form instead of asking them out loud. If emailing or texting a question to your parents is easiest use those methods of asking questions. Regardless of how you communicate with your parents the important thing is that you are taking the time to talk.

Don't Be Afraid to Ask for Help If You Get Stuck

The most important thing that you need to understand is that your parents love you and will help you out however they can. If you get a flat tire or your car won't start they will come out and help you if at all possible. Even if they sound mad or exasperated it is important to know that all they care about is your safety. The main job of a mother or father is to keep their kids safe. If they don't think that you are doing a good job of driving you may lose the privilege to get behind the wheel. Therefore it is important that you ask questions and keep your parents informed at all times to ensure your safety whenever you are on the road.