If you are a parent of a teenage driver, your child's safety is your first concern. Though you cannot always be by their side, there are things you can do to help keep them safe behind the wheel. Educating yourself and your new teen driver about the risks and insurance implications of unsafe driving can save lives and money.
While teen driving statistics are troubling, research suggests parents who set rules cut accident risk in half. Talk openly about your expectations for behind-the-wheel behavior. Here's a great link from the NC Dept of Insurance that let's you build a teen driving contract that clearly defines rules and consequences associated with driving privileges. http://www.insureuonline.org/teen_driver_certificate.htm