Teaching Teens How to Avoid Road Rage

When it comes to teens, vehicle accidents are the leading cause of death. As a result of this, Ramsey Insurance wants to arm you with information to help you decrease the chances of your teen developing road rage.

Understanding Road Rage

There are many types of driving behaviors that constitute road rage. The following are a few of the most common behaviors:

  • Weaving in and out of traffic
  • Failing to yield
  • Driving through red lights
  • Tailgating

When it comes to your teen’s driving, as a parent you have the most influence. After they’ve graduated from driver’s education, you model how they should drive.

Tip #1. Always model responsible driving.

Safety is of the utmost importance when it comes to driving. The best way for you to keep both you and your family safe is to follow all driving rules and regulation. In fact, since you are modeling for your teen, you should use even more caution when driving.

Tip #2. Immediately correct teens when they make a mistake.

Before your teen could drive, you learned how important it was to take care of problems immediately. Once your teen starts driving, it’s imperative that you correct bad driving immediately so that they will not make the same mistakes later. To help them retain the lesson, explain to them the potential risks associated with the bad behavior so that they can understand why they are supposed to drive responsibly.

Tip #3. Limit excursions with other teens.

Although you want your child to have a well-rounded teenage experience, every parent doesn’t share the same values as you do when it comes to driving. You should be particularly discriminating when it comes to your teen riding or driving with other teens.

At Ramsey Insurance, we are here to help. We want you and your teen to be safe on the road, which is why we offer a suite of auto insurance products.