Toyota has created a FREE program to educate both teens and parents about Teen Driver Safety. The main point of this program is for teens to get a first handle glimpse at what it’s like to be a safe driver versus what could happen when you are distracted while driving. They have many locations that are hosting this program throughout the country. You can find out if there is one local to you by clicking HERE.
When I first started driving, we weren’t in the age of smartphones, GPS devices, touch screen radios, etc. I was in a different age. Flip phones (and even beepers) were still the in thing and if you had a Blackberry you were basically pretty much rich in everyone’s book. So I didn’t necessarily have to worry too much about these devices as I never owned any.
However, I do know for a absolute fact that when my daughters become of age to drive, they will most likely be distracted drivers. One thing I have made sure to NEVER do is use my phone or any other device while driving in front of them. If I need to use it, I use it before I even move the vehicle or simply wait until we get to our next destination. In most cases, it’s my husband driving though, so if his phone happens to ring while he is driving, he hands it over to me and I answer it. Our goal as parents is to keep our kids as safe as possible. Accidents can happen at any moment. Knowing that they see us being safe while we drive only encourages them to do the same when they get of age to be behind the wheel.
Although this program doesn’t have a location local enough to me to go to, I can only hope by the year 2020 that they do, so that when my oldest daughter starts driving, she and I both can attend this together. I think we both can benefit from it.
Some of the events that you will experience during this program are behind the wheel driving courses, interactive events with driving simulators and of course the aforementioned teen safety program. As a mother, wife, daughter, sister, aunt and niece, I HIGHLY encourage you to check this program out especially if you currently have a teenage driver in your household.
To check out the program and what it offers, CLICK HERE
You can find even more information about the program, some tips, facts, articles and videos on their website.
Disclosure: “I am a member of the Stiletto Media Blogger Network. This is a sponsored post written for #TeenDrive365 and the Toyota Teen Driver Safety Clinic. However, all thoughts and opinions expressed herein are my own. For more information on the Toyota Teen Driver Safety Clinic, please visit http://bit.ly/1nfUJ0e
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