Parenting

I Wanna Drive!

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Learning to drive marks an important milestone in a teenager”s life, but it can also be a scary time for their parents, and with good reason. Drivers ages 16 to 24 have a higher rate of crashes, injuries and fatalities than drivers over 24. Below are a few guidelines your teens must follow.

  • No driving between midnight and 6 a.m. No exceptions.
  • No driving with anyone who isn”t an immediate family member during the first six months.
  • During the second six-month period, no driving with more than one passenger under 21 who isn”t an immediate family member.
  • After the second six-month period, no driving with more than three passengers under 21.
  • Buckle up. It”s the law!
  • Slow down in traffic work zones.
  • Slow down or move over for police and emergency vehicles.
  • Don”t drink and drive. You will go to jail.

Tell your teens that driving isn”t a right, it”s a privilege. Following these rules will help ensure that they will arrive home safe and sound. For more safety tips, visit the Department of Driver Safety website at www.dds.ga.gov.