Teaching a teenager to drive is a big challenge. Teen drivers need to learn how to safely control a car. Then they need to build a range of driving experience with someone in the car next to them.
Research has shown that drivers who get around 120 hours of supervised driving are up to 40% less likely to crash in their first years of driving alone. Here are some tips to help you with their training.
- Introduce the skills gradually
- Practise in a wide range of conditions and situations
- Aim to get 120 hours practising together before they sit their Restricted licence test (many people get less than 40)
The Restricted licence test will become more difficult in February 2012 to encourage 120 hours of supervised practice.
Below are some free tools to help you teach your teenager the driving skills they need to pass the Restricted licence test (and become a safer driver).