With winter quickly approaching, many drivers are getting ready to deal with rough road conditions. Although some motorists are used to handling themselves on icy roads and in situations with poor visibility, young drivers that are experiencing the season for the first time behind the wheel will not be familiar with the best practices for winter driving.
Luckily, there are ways teens can learn to handle extreme conditions. One of the best methods is to drive with parents, as this offers a chance to see the proper techniques. This may include driving in rain or snow, learning how the car breaks in wintry conditions and staying calm no matter what happens.
"While teens who have participated in a quality driver education program are exposed to difficult driving conditions, parental guidance is essential for the long-term success of any new driver," said Sandra Maxwell, director of driver education programs for AAA. "Because parents have the unique opportunity to sit in the passenger seat and coach their teen, they have the ability to ensure lifelong safe driving habits at the critical learning-to-drive stage."
Young people should also be versed in avoiding animals, driving on rural roads, and accommodating bikes, large trucks and motorcycles while behind the wheel.
Teens who are just beginning their driving experience need a safe, reliable vehicle. Not only will this provide them with a great environment for learning the rules of the road, but it also offers parents some peace of mind. If you need to find such a vehicle, consider looking for a ride at NJ State Auto Auction. The lot is home to hundreds of CARFAX-certified cars, trucks and vans that are ideal for parents and their young drivers.
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