• Eric L. Ash

Good communication and education can go a long way to teenage driver preparedness.


This week marks the 15th year for National Teen Driver Safety Week (October 16-22).


I remember when I received my learner's permit some thirty plus years ago. I was excited about getting my drivers license and having the independence to drive where ever I wanted. We had two cars to test my driving prowess--both with a manual transmission. My dad was the dedicated driving instructor for the family. He exuded the most patience when it came to me learning to drive on the backroads of Somerset county. He grew up on a farm so maybe the patience came from that same desire to be independent and free behind the wheel of an automobile.


Today's world is much different when it comes to teens actually wanting to get licensed. Many teenage drivers are getting licensed at a later age, if they even get licensed at all.


That being said, there are a lot of things to know as the parent of a teenage driver when it comes to communication, insurance discounts as well as education. Follow the link below for some resources on teen driving.


There are also Insurance discounts for teenage drivers based on their grades and sometimes related to driver's education classes. If you have questions, please don't hesitate to reach out.


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