New Teen Driver Tips

Your teen driver is either on the road, or getting ready to stop at their first stop sign--and either way, you're getting nervous. We are here to help give you some helpful tips to not only make you less stressed out but to give your young driver's the confidence they need to grow and learn every time they get behind the wheel. From leading as an example to giving them access to great safety features, there are many ways that new teen drivers can learn the rules of the road while remaining as safe as possible. Continue reading down below to find out more information about how you and your teen driver can prepare for their new-found freedom.

Can you give me some driving tips for my teen?

There are many tips you will want to give your teen to make sure that they start off driving on the right foot. A few of the simple, yet still crucial, rules include obey the speed limits, always wear your seat belt, adjust the vehicle to make it more comfortable, make sure the windshield is clean, and hold the steering wheel at either 4 and 8 o'clock or 3 and 9 o'clock. It's also important to remind your teen that you have to consider the fact that there are other people on the road. Never make an assumption about what other drivers are doing, stay away from aggressive drivers, and never pull out in front of someone. Beyond this, teach your teen about being aware. This means keeping an eye on the gas gauge, double-check an intersection before you go when the light is green, and keep on the lookout for any animals that might be crossing the road. Your driver needs to understand that they can't always control everything, so they will have to make sure they're paying attention.

What is Ford MyKey?

Ford MyKey is the perfect opportunity to help you, the parent, further encourage your child to drive responsibly. You can program your key specifically to a restricted driving mode which decreases audio volume, limits the top speed of the vehicle, and helps to increase seat belt use. These different modes include Earlier low-fuel warning, Screened radio content, Top Speed Settings, and Belt-Minder. Further MyKey settings include audio volume that is limited to 44% of total volume, optional AdvanceTrac settings, and driving aids like Park Aid and a Blind Spot Information System with cross-traffic alert. This is a great way to have more control over a new driver, and give them some added confidence when they just start off driving.

What can Winner Ford do to help?

Another important aspect of a new teen driver is making sure they are equipped with the latest safety technology. This often means looking at buying a new vehicle, or even a used vehicle that has all of the features you're looking for. Here at Winner Ford, we offer a great selection to everyone in the Dover, Delaware area. If you're gearing up for your teen to start driving, make us the first stop!


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