Having a teen driver can be extremely stressful on a parent. To the teen the words “driver’s license” sound like freedom, while to the parent they sound like a disaster waiting to happen. Understandably you’re worried, and you might wonder how you can lay down some ground rules with your teenager. One way to do that is by creating a parent-teen driving contract. Here are a few tips.
Ah, who doesn’t love the satisfaction of getting a good discount? 10% off those shoes that you really like? Done. 20% off a new jacket for winter? Excellent. 15% off the next book in the series you’re reading? Nice. But what about a magical auto insurance discount that can help you save on your teenager or young adult’s auto insurance?
Audience: Oooh, ahhh.
Now, now, before you start think that this is too good to be true (and refusing to ooh and ahh) let us explain. We’re talking about the “Good Student Discount” that many insurance carriers will offer for young drivers. It’s not a myth. It’s a real thing. And you can save on your soon-to-be skyrocketing auto insurance premiums!
It’s finally happened. Your teenager got their driver’s license, and they’re ready to roll. They’ve been waiting for this moment for years, and they’re ready to ditch you and cruise off into the world. They’re excited. You’re worried. It’s hard to think about your little one getting behind the wheel of a car, especially without you riding shotgun to shout “Stop!” and “Slow down!” at periodic intervals.
Whether your teen has their license or is about to get it, it’s your job to protect them and keep them safe. That’s what you’ve been doing since they were a baby, right? Maybe they don’t fit neatly in your arms like they used to, but they’re still your little one, and your priority is still their wellbeing.
There are a few things that you can do as their parent to keep your teen safe when they hit the road (other than making sure your teen is properly insured.) We’ll give you seven tips.
Have you been living in dread of your teenager’s sixteenth birthday? It’s a much-anticipated or much-feared day, depending on whether you’re the teenager or the parent. Many teens await their sixteenth birthdays with anticipation, looking forward to hitting the road. That driver’s license is a rite of passage. But when your teen driver gets that license, there’s something else they’re going to need (well, apart from a car). And that’s car insurance.
You might have heard that insurance rates are often higher for teens. That’s because teens often like to toe the line of risky behavior and they have little experience driving, which makes teaching your teen to be a safe driver – and insurance – even more important. We’ll tell you what you need to know about insuring a teen driver so that you can get them the coverage they need – without breaking the bank.