The single most important step you can take to protect the life of your teen is to be actively involved in the learning-to-drive experience. Supervised driving-practice with you in the passenger seat as coach-is actually some of the safest driving your teen will do.By teaching under low-risk conditions and gradually introducing new roads and traffic conditions, you help your teen gain needed experience through practice driving. Supervised driving will also help you gauge your teen’s progress towards solo driving. Even though your teen might be old enough to get a license, you guide the learning-to-drive process and ultimately decide when your teen is ready.
New teen drivers can add thousands of dollars to your insurance policy. Discounts may be available for taking a safety course, being a good student, or by combining multiple policies.