Your teenager wants to borrow the car. Yet, they are at the most vulnerable age for accidents when they’re behind the wheel. Statistically, people aged between 16 to 19 are three times more likely to die in a crash per mile traveled than someone over 20.
Before you hand over the keys, here are a few things to consider:
Your child may argue that having a license proves they can drive. All it means is they passed the minimum standard once. As a parent, it pays to make your own decision about how capable your child is. Here are some rules you can set to help them stay safe:
While teen drivers are in a lot of car crashes, not every accident is going to be their fault. They do not have the experience to avert a dangerous situation caused by another driver. If they are in a crash, the other driver’s insurer may try to blame it on your child’s age and inexperience. You will need help to make sure they do not use your child’s age as an excuse to avoid paying what they should in fair compensation for your child’s injuries.