Being Defensive, Not Agressive: Tips for Teen Drivers

There is a major difference between being a defensive driver and an aggressive one, and your teen needs to know the difference. Aggressive drivers are often the ones who cause accidents, and they are also well known for having bad road rage. To keep your teen from being an aggressive driver, make sure you share these tips about being defensive. 

Always think of an exit route

Teach your teen that as he’s driving down the road he should be constantly coming up with exit routes he can take if an accident were to take place. For example, when driving on the interstate, your teen should know which way he’s going to turn if a semi in front of him was to have a blow out. 

Stay well behind other cars

Aggressive drivers don’t care if they tailgate drivers in front of them, and this often leads to accidents. A defensive driver on the other hand knows to stay at least three to four seconds behind all cars that are in front of him.

Keep noise to a minimum

When it comes to having the radio blaring or a bunch of kids screaming in the car, it can be easy to become distracted as well as aggravated. This is why noise should be kept to a minimum when your teen is driving. It’s of course okay to listen to the radio, but the noise level should be low enough to hear a train horn or police car siren. 

For more defensive driving tips you can share with your teen, please contact THINK Ins & Fin Svs LLC today.