When your teenager finally gets their driver’s license, it’s safe to say you’ll spend countless hours concerned about their safety.

By sharing the right safety tips with your teen, you’re able to minimize the risk of an accident. Here are five things to discuss:

  • Dangers of distracted driving: A common cause of teen car accidents, discuss the many dangers of distracted driving, including the potential to cause a fatal accident.
  • Drinking and driving: Make it clear that drinking and driving is against the law and that it greatly increases the risk of an accident.
  • Following the rules of the road: From the speed limit to traffic signs, understanding and following the rules of the road is a must.
  • Passengers: You may want to impose a limit on the number of people your teen is permitted to drive with at one time. The more people in the car, the greater chance there is of a distraction.
  • Vehicle maintenance is a must: Many teens don’t realize that a lack of vehicle maintenance can result in a car accident. For example, driving on bald tires makes it more difficult to maintain traction in wet weather.

Even if your teen is a safe driver, they could still be injured in a car accident. There are many people out there who don’t drive safely, thus putting others in danger.

If your teen is injured in a crash, make sure they receive immediate medical attention. Also, learn more about the accident, file an insurance claim and take steps to obtain all the compensation that’s due to you.