The feeling when you first get your driver’s license is unlike anything else. It’s a sense of freedom and a sign you’re growing up. Teenage drivers are the youngest people behind the wheel, so it’s a good idea to go over a few safety reminders. Keep reading to learn more.
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3 things teen drivers should remember
Limit your passenger count
It can be awfully tempting to pile your friends into your car when you’re the only one with a license. Not only is this dangerous, it may be illegal depending on if your restrictions are in effect. Even if you have no restrictions, you should limit your passenger count to two or three, tops. This keeps the noise down and limits your distractions.
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Silence and put away your phone
This goes for all drivers, but it’s especially important for young ones to remember. Keep your phone in a place you can’t see it like the glove box or even the back seat. Usage of phones is a leading cause of car accidents and on-road deaths. Your text or tweet can wait, we promise.
Take it slow
Don’t get too wild on the roads. Always go the speed limit. Not only is speeding dangerous, but it can result in an expensive fine and points off your license. If enough points add up, you can have your license suspended. That wouldn’t be good if you’re planning to pick someone up for a date next weekend, would it? Just be smart and don’t be reckless. It’s that simple. Now, go enjoy driving responsibly!