If you have had a teen driver recently driving school, the graduate driver licensing (GDL) laws have been proven to prevent teen driver crashes. Well known research shows that most teen crashes involve “newbie” mistakes. Graduated driver licensing is a 3-stage teaching strategy to introduce driving privileges to new drivers while they get experience over time.
Graduated Student Driver Licensing Has 4 Key Objectives:
Graduated student driver licensing laws vary by state. In Michigan parents must first be reminded that law sets the minimum requirements, and parents can encourage their teens to at least practice the higher recommended standards. These include the following recommendations:
Although GDL laws are passed state legislature, it is the parents who practically implement and enforce them. Parents’ need to be model for seat belt use and can also lay down the rules about substance use, peer student passengers, mobile device and cell phone use. Parents need to understand they are in the best position to make a difference by taking deliberate preventative steps to ensure teens gradually and systematically get the needed experience both before and after getting a driver’s license. Our law firm knows that being an engaged parent who sets and enforces reasonable rules that provide the appropriate supervision can be helpful. In fact, teens thank their parents who provide them support, and monitoring around driving. In many cases the parents style gets better results like giving balanced but authoritative style of parenting. This style suggested teens were less than half as likely to be in crashes than teens whose parents were less involved. Plus, your teen is far more likely to wear seat belts, avoid drive while intoxicated, and stop use of cell phones while driving.
Always the first step with teens is the parents must be prepared to fill their role in providing guidance to them in a soft authoritative parenting with some effective monitoring of their own children. In many cases, the essential part seems to be here for parents to take notice and be responsive to their teen’s increasing skill level and displays of responsibility, while setting firm rules around safety measures. As a parents you need to be aware that in order for teens to stick to parent monitoring and rules, it’s critical to you convey to teens the knowledge that the rules are in place for their safety, not as a means parent control over them.
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