Your teen is ready to hit the road. Naturally, this can cause your anxiety levels to rise. This MasterKit will arm you with resources to help keep your teen safe in the face of common distractions and other drivers. You’ll learn high-risk situations new drivers should avoid, habits to promote safer driving, and cost-saving tips for insuring a teen driver.
What's Happening Inside the Brain of a Distracted Teen Driver?
Teen brains are at unique stage of cognitive development and this affects the way they handle distractions behind the wheel. We'll take you inside their heads to understand how teen brains work and what you can do to reinforce safer driving habits.
If your teenager is new to driving, it's important to understand how three distractions - visual, auditory, and manual/cognitive - affect their driving. If teens are texting, talking on the phone or even eating while driving, that means they're multitasking, which is surprisingly dangerous. This guide into their brains will show you exactly what's happening when distracted teens drive, and how you as a parent can help your new driver become a lot safer behind the wheel.
Now that you understand how distracted driving affects your teen driver's brain, you can better coach your teen to keep them focused and safe on the road.