Teen drivers (16 and 17 year olds) in Connecticut have a restricted driver’s license that has been proven to keep them safer. In addition to attending a two-hour training class with their parent/guardian, teens are operating restrictions put on their license. Below are eight tips for teen drivers (an really all of us):
- Watch your speed. Drive within the speed limit and allow plenty of space for stopping.
- Always wear your seatbelt. Always buckle up and make sure your passengers do as well.
- Know your vehicle. Learn the controls of your vehicle before you take it out on the road.
- Know your blind spots. Every vehicle has blind spots and making sure you know where they are and how to work within them to keep yourself and others on the road safe.
- Show your intentions. Make sure you are using your turn signals to let other drivers, cyclists, and pedestrians.
- Leave plenty of space. Tailgating causes accidents. When the person in front presses their brakes, you want plenty of distance to safely slow and stop your vehicle.
- Be a friendly driver. Emotions can run high when driving. Stay calm and friendly. Being a courteous driver does prevent auto accidents.
- Keep your eyes on the road. When you’re behind the wheel, your sole focus should be on driving your vehicle. Keep your mobile devices put away (it’s against Connecticut law anyway to use one while operating a vehicle).
Everyone at The LoRicco Law Firm wishes you a safe and healthy summer!