Parenting is a journey that requires love, patience, kindness, energy and determination. As your kids grow there are so many exciting things you get to do with your kids. You will get the chance to teach your kids a large variety of lessons as well. Some of the things we teach our kids we feel qualified and prepared for while other lessons we have no idea how to approach. One area that you may feel unqualified for is teaching your kids how to be safe on the road. Here at NonStop Towing we show up to help teenagers on a regular basis. Sometimes we are helping teenagers with roadside assistance services and other times we are responding to the scene of an accident to tow a car. We are going to address some of the common issues that teenage drivers run into and things that you can do to help prevent them from happening to your child if possible.
Don’t Drink & Drive
First we are going to address some of the common causes of accidents involving teenage drivers. Most parents think to teach their kids about some of these. Drinking and drugs are both concerns for teenage drivers. Most parents address the dangers of using alcohol and drugs and then driving.
Don’t Drive & Text
Another common cause of accidents, for both teenagers and adults, is using your phone while driving. Talking or texting while you are driving is extremely dangerous. Non Stop Towing comes to help tow cars after accidents caused by using your phone while driving all the time. Teach your children to drive hands free. The best way to do this is to lead by example.
Teach Teenagers to Drive on a Highway & Freeway etc
Here in Las Vegas your child will likely need to drive on the freeway on a fairly regular basis. Many parents and teens are scared to have their teenager drivers take the freeway when they go places. You will need to teach your teen how to drive on the freeway eventually. If you do not want them to take the freeway you will need to teach them how to find routes that do not use the freeway.
Teaching Map & GPS Skills
In a city as large as Las Vegas your child will likely need to use their phone to look up directions. Teach them how to follow their maps app when they are driving. They will need to have a safe place to put their phone so that they can use both of their hands while they are driving. Following directions can be difficult. You will want to practice this skill with your child while you are in the car with them before turning them loose on the roads.
Teaching New Teenage Drivers About Car Maintenance
Your teen will also need to know basic car maintenance. They need to know what the warning sings of a flat tire are and what to do if they have one. They need to know what their lights in the car mean when they come on. They need to know that cars require oil changes. Many roadside assistance calls involving teenagers could be avoided by teaching your child these skills.
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You will also need to teach your child what to do if they find themselves on the side of the road or in an accident. Make sure that they know that NonStop Towing is always a fantastic choice! Contact us today.