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Sample Driving Rules Teens Must Follow

There are some rules that your ​teen must follow at all times, regardless of the conditions. Here are some common rules to get you started.

Teen Driver Will:

  • Never play around with passengers, talk on a cell phone, mess with the radio or do anything else distracting

  • Always call home if for any reason it is not safe to drive or ride with someone else

  • Always call home if going to be late

  • Always wear a safety belt and require all passengers to wear safety belts

  • Always obey traffic laws

  • Never speed, tailgate, or cut off others

  • Never drive after taking any drugs or alcohol or ride with a driver who has taken any drugs or alcohol

  • Always tell parent/guardian where going and with whom

Parent Will:

  • Provide safe ride home when asked (no questions at that time)

  • Consider necessary exceptions to the driving privileges

  • Apply rules fairly and consistently

  • Point out and discuss safe and dangerous driving situations and practices

  • Be a good role model behind the wheel

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