When teenagers start driving for the first time, it can be a scary experience for everyone concerned – the parents, the teenager, and the other drivers on the road. That is because teenagers are inexperienced drivers. However, there are some things that can be done to help teenagers be better drivers and to keep the rest of the drivers on the road safe. Below are some tips that parents and teenagers can use to help them avoid accidents and avoid needing to use a claimants guide to compensation.
Teenagers should limit passengers to avoid needing a claimants guide to compensation
When a teenager first starts driving, they should limit the amount of passengers that they are taking in the car with them. More passengers in the car means that a teenager is distracted by more people. There are more people who are talking and competing for the teenager’s attention. That is why limiting the number of passengers when a teenager is driving is essential to helping them drive safely and securely. Also, when there are fewer passengers in the car there are less people likely to get hurt or killed if a car accident should happen.
Teenagers should limit their night driving
The risk of a crash that is fatal for a teenager is going to triple when they are driving at night. Teenagers should limit how often they are driving during the evening until they have a lot of experience with driving during the daytime. There are glares from headlights, the possibilities of animals running out on the road, and other distractions that aren’t a problem during the daytime. So until a teenager is able to feel comfortable with driving during the day, they should not be driving at night.
Teenagers should go safely and slowly when first passing their test
Another thing that teenagers should do when they are first driving is to keep away from places with a lot of traffic like motorways and A roads, until they have some experience with the back roads. The busier roads have more distractions and they are more confusing and scary for new drivers. So to help a young driver become more used to driving, they should stay in their home locality and avoid very busy streets until the teenager has more experience.
Call Accident Advice Helpline for free initial advice and a claimants guide to compensation
These are just a few of the things that teenagers can do to help them become better drivers and to get the knack of driving. Sometimes, even though they took these precautions, an accident will happen.
If you’ve been in an accident and you need help with a claimants guide to compensation, call Accident Advice Helpline on 0800 689 0500 (landline) or 0333 500 0993 from your mobile phone. We will work hard to help you get the maximum compensation you deserve.
Date Published: 28th August 2013