Acquiring a driver's license is an exciting step in life for your teen acquiring a new level of responsibility and freedom. Motor vehicles are an effective form of transport here in West Chester County NY, and the additional freedom your teen gets from being able to drive one alone helps them learn more about being an adult hands-on. With your help, your teen can learn even more and substantially reduce the chance of your teen from experience an accident. Here are four great tips and strategies to help out your new teen drive safer!

Never too Experienced
Handling all of the elements of driving while on the road requires vigilance and attention. When crossing a tricky traffic situation, it can be difficult to handle and react accordingly to help avoid a potential accident. Discuss strategies with your teen with driving on lower traffic roads and attempting to avoid tricky weather and climate conditions. If you can enlist your teen in a post-license safety driving course, this allows them more time to build up experience as well as potentially lowering insurance prices as an additional benefit. 

Drive With Your Teen
Playing co-pilot with a teen driver allows you to check-up on their performance while offering them a relaxed safe experience while you both head to your destination. Remind them of good driving habits before and after the drive to help establish good routine driving early on. Also, check-in with how their driving experience is going and brainstorm with them strategies to make driving more relaxing and help maintain on-road awareness.

No Drugs or Distractions
Consuming alcohol and other drugs before and during a drive inhibits senses and the capability to react while on the road creates a dangerous and illegal situation. Have a discussion of what is illegal behavior leading up to a drive and establish a plan with them if they are incapable of driving their vehicle home. Removing distractions while on the drive is also crucial to establishing a safe driving environment; set ground rules for no cellphone use, eating or other activities while on the road. Express how easy it is to pull off into a side parking lot or temporarily if there is an emergency or your teen must use their cellphone.

Learn how to Handle Car Maintenance
Put your teen in charge of car maintenance with your assist; teach them to look up important information on the car they will be driving using the owner's manual or a search engine. Have them help schedule oil changes, inspections, and other important checks with them there to instruct you or for you to coach them through it step by step. Having a teen driver that is more in tune with the capabilities and health needs of the car they operate increases the responsibility of the teen and can lead to good maintenance and driving habits.

Driving requires a large degree of responsibility and experience to have the highest chance of maintaining a safe driving environment at all times. With your assistance, you can help your teen gain more experience and set good driving habits while navigating our roadways in West Chester County. Our service technicians here at Alfa Romeo of Larchmont are always happy to help answer questions and provide additional information and advice to help your teen driver learn and improve. Give us a call today to schedule a service appointment or check-up!

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  • Monday 9:00am-6:00pm
  • Tuesday 9:00am-6:00pm
  • Wednesday 9:00am-6:00pm
  • Thursday 9:00am-6:00pm
  • Friday 9:00am-6:00pm
  • Saturday 9:00am-6:00pm
  • Sunday Closed

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Alfa Romeo Of Larchmont

2050 Boston Post Rd
Directions Larchmont, NY 10538

  • Sales: 914-341-1600
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