The moment your teen turns 16 is exciting, but is also potentially worrisome for parents. As they acquire their driver’s license, they’re well on their path to independence, however, protecting them is still your priority.
But how do you protect them, when you’re not around?
Here are a few tips to ensure your teen is safe, when they get behind the wheel:
- Be sure that the vehicle your teen is behind the wheel in is in tip-top shape. Verify the safety ratings on the vehicle, as well as the current condition of the tires, brakes, and engine. Contact our Service Department to ensure the vehicle that your teen will be driving is up-to-par.
- It might be a good idea to limit the time that your teen is allowed to be behind the wheel; according to an article from esurance, most accidents involving teen drivers occur after 9:00 PM, so, setting curfews could be in their best interest.
- Limit the number of passengers that your teen is allowed to travel with, to help avoid distractions.
- Speak with your teen about the dangers of driving distracted, or driving under the influence.
- Be sure to thoroughly teach your teen about all the features of the vehicle they will be driving, before they get behind the wheel. Ensure your teen knows exactly where to find the switches for the lights, windshield wipers, and hazard lights, in case of emergency.
Driving is an exciting privilege, but could potentially be a very dangerous task. To learn what vehicle might be the best fit for your teen, visit us at PrinceFrederickDodge.com, or contact us today!
Prince Frederick Chrysler Jeep Dodge Ram will hold their 5th Annual Beach Party on Saturday, July 22, 2017 from 9:00 am until 5:00 pm. The event will be held at 265 Solomons Island Road in Prince Frederick and will commence rain or shine.
During the event, Washington Redskins Wide Receiver, Terrelle Pryor Sr. will be in attendance from 3pm -4pm, and will give one free autograph to the first 225 guests, and Washington Capitals players Kelly Miller, Kevin Hatcher, and Craig Laughlin will be in attendance from 1pm – 2pm, to sign autographs.
In addition to the special appearances made, there will be a silent auction to benefit the Calvert Tide Baseball Team, free hamburgers, hot dogs, and fries, and a free 9oz Kona Ice treat from 1pm – 4pm, while supplies last. There will be a family water slide, bounce house, beach setup for the kids, and other kid friendly activities, as well as a random mystery prize drawings throughout the afternoon.
The service department will be open from 9:00 am until 2:00 pm. Guests will have the opportunity to meet service technicians and advisors, and receive a coupon for a free multi-point inspection. Bring your VIN or registration for a free recall check, as well as review maintenance and scheduling required for your vehicle. Technicians will be available to check and demonstrate oil and tire pressure checks.