(Taylor King Law) – As a parent, few rites of passage rank as high as teaching your teenager how to drive.

If you have a teen driver there are a few things you can do to help keep them safe on the road.

Before you even put the car into drive, teach your teenager to buckle up. Studies show teenagers are the least likely age bracket to use a seat belt.

It’s an important reminder that motor vehicle accidents are the leading cause of death for teenagers.

Practice. New drivers need to practice different scenarios. Practice driving at night or in heavy traffic. If it’s raining, go for a drive in the rain.

Talk about cell phones with your teenager. Distracted driving is dangerous driving. And, in fact, Arkansas law prohibits anyone under the age of 18 from using a cell phone while driving, including voice calls.

If you have other questions about how to protect your teenager on the road, call or reach us online.

We’ll be on your side – by your side.