Help Teens Drive Safely this Summer: Giveaway

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With school out, summer is filled with fun activities and new freedoms for teens, such as driving the family car (or learning to drive!).  However, keeping teen drivers safe from harm can be a big concern for parents, especially with summer being the dealiest time of year for teenage motor fatalities.  That’s why we wanted to share some steps you can take today to help your teens become a safer driver year round.

The tips and resources below may not only keep your teen and others free from harm, but also could save you money on insurance.

Tip 1: Help your teen become a safer driver by talking openly about your expectations and rules for when they’re behind the wheel, such as never texting or using their cell phones while driving.

⁃ Consider negotiating a Teen Driving Contract that requires your teen to avoid driving dangers, such as texting, driving under the influence and not wearing a seat belt.  the NAIC even has a customizable Teen Driving Contract to get you started!

Tip 2: No matter how safe or prepared you or your teen may be, accidents happen.  In the event you or your teen driver is involved in an auto accident, make sure everyone know what steps to take to stay safe and protect their identities when exchanging information for a claim.

⁃ The NAIC’s free WreckCheck app walks you through what to do – and not do – after an accident.  The app helps users collect necessary information on the spot, then immediately emails a report to your home and your insurance agent.  The app can be found online at iTunes® and Google Play® or by searching “NAIC” at the iTunes store or Android market.

Tip 3: Adding a teen driver to your auto insurance policy can be costly.  Make sure both you and your teen driver understand all the insurance implications of how even minor fender-benders can add up. is an unbiased resource to help you and your teen driver get educated about the risks and insurance implications of unsafe driving.

I have the opportunity to giveaway an auto safety kit (approx. $50 value) to one of my readers.

To enter the giveaway, click on the Teen Driving 101: 7 Eye-Opening Facts for Parents of New Drivers banner below.  It will take you to an infographic.  Then come back here and comment on which statistic you find most alarming, surprising or helpful.  Then fill out the Giveaway Tools form.

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