Did you know that teens often look to their parents for driving habits and are likely to mimic what they observe when you’re behind the wheel of your new Toyota? That’s why it’s so important for you to set a good example when you’re in the driver’s seat – you want your teens to emulate good behaviors that lead to a safer driving experience. Frightening new statistics indicate that the first year after a teen gets their license is actually one of the most dangerous times of their entire lives, and auto accidents are the leading cause of death in this age group. How can you ensure that your teen driver is safe when driving their new Toyota in Orlando?
Make sure your teen is prepared to drive their new Toyota in Orlando!
Toyota realizes just how important safety is when it comes to driving, and they’re launching a new initiative to help teen drivers make the most of this aspect! It’s called TeenDrive365. Basically, it’s a set of tools that help teens AND their parents learn about driving safety, as well as communicate openly about it. It spans social media and other online tools, and Toyota will also be putting on local events to help educate new drivers. However, there are even more steps that you can take at home to help your teen develop safe driving habits!
First and foremost, emphasize how important it is for your teen driver to focus when they’re driving their new Toyota in Orlando. All distractions should be put aside – this means cell phones, iPods, and anything else that can take away from the task at hand. If phone calls are too important to miss, Bluetooth wireless streaming can help you access them without having to take your hands off the wheel!
It’s also important to be aware of what’s going on around your new Toyota! Be sure to always watch for pedestrians, especially at areas like crosswalks and school zones. Teach your teens to be aware of the cars around them and always leave plenty of distance when changing lanes and turning, as well as looking more than once when backing out of a parking spot or pulling out of a driveway!
Show your teens how to safely maneuver their new Toyota in Orlando – this means using turn signals appropriately, braking with enough distance to avoid a rear-end collision, and following speed limits. Highway driving is another aspect that should also be gone over, as you’ll need to teach your teens to safely merge and exit highways, as well as how to drive while on them.
Finally, be sure to make your new teen driver aware of themselves when they get behind the wheel. Lay down a zero-tolerance policy for alcohol now, and remind them that driving while tired can be just as dangerous, if not more so. It’s also a good idea to limit the number of passengers in the car at first to do away with distractions!
Visit our family of dealerships for more teen driving safety tips!
Want more new Toyota safety tips? Give us a shout today – our family of dealerships has TWO locations that can help! Call Toyota of Orlando at (888) 725-3520 or Toyota of Clermont at (888) 590-6090 today and teach your teens the driving habits that will keep them safe for years to come!
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