One of the toughest and most important rules to adhere to is “practice what you preach.” This starts long before your teen ever gets a license.

• Always buckle your seat belt before you start the car

• Have all passengers in your car buckle up

• Avoid driving distracted

• Make sure you’re not speeding or tailgating

• Try not to drive if you’re angry or tired

For more information and tips, download Teen Drivers. Honest Talk. Real Solutions: A Handbook for Parents in English or Spanish.