We often hear from parents in our community that one of their biggest fears is when one of their children gets behind the wheel of a car. We understand.
It’s not that they don’t trust them to be safe, responsible drivers. It’s the distractions — and the uncertainty about what the guy in the next lane is going to do.
GMAC – one of the agencies we work with to quote affordable rates and comprehensive, quality coverage – did some research find out what restrictions parents can place on their kids to ease those concerns. They came up with a great list, and we wanted to share them with our customers in the greater New York area:
- Sixty-four percent of parents are imposing the “no mobile devices while driving” rule.
- About 50 percent of parents implement a driving curfew.
- About 35 percent of parents allow their teenagers to drive only locally and restrict them from driving on any highways.
- Thirty-two percent of parents don’t allow their teenagers to drive with friends in the car.
- Twenty-two percent of parents allow their teenagers to drive only if a parent is with them.
- Only nine percent of parents don’t impose any driving restrictions on their teenage drivers.
These are great ideas to ensure your children are safe and responsible on the road. Text messaging while driving has been all over the news as more and more drivers have been involved in serious accidents. We applaud the parents that are really buckling down on enforcing the first rule about cell phones and smart phones.
Be sure to contact us to learn more about how we can help quote affordable auto insurance for your new driver.
Yorktown Heights Insurance Agency