Congratulations to you both for getting to the
Restricted licence phase.
The goal for them now is to gain experience driving alone. But it’s vital you don’t bail out just yet: their first 6-12 months of driving alone are the most risky. Even though you’re not always in the car with them, you can still stay involved in their safety by:
- helping your teen identify the risks they might face
- working with them to manage those risks safely
- driving with them when they first encounter the risks
Sometimes teenagers aren’t too hot on taking advice, but the good news is that you’re still a big influence on them. Watch Nigel Latta’s video series to learn how to use that influence to keep your teen safe.
The free tools on this page are for you to use together with your teen to help them manage the risks when driving alone.