If you have a teenager with a driver’s license in Marietta, you probably worry about him or her every time they get behind the wheel. Parents want to keep their kids as safe as possible and when children gain the ability to drive, it can be very scary. It turns out that one of the best ways you can teach your child to be a safe and responsible driver is by modeling good driving behaviors yourself.

According to the Huffington Post, many parents are not setting good examples for their teens. It then becomes difficult to stress how important safe driving is when a child sees his or her parent not sticking to the same of rules he or she is expected to follow.

Distracted driving was found to be one of the biggest areas where parents can improve. For example, 62 percent of parents were found to accept or make phone calls while driving. In addition, many parents tell their teens not to look at or send text messages while driving. However, 50 percent admitted that they text their child even when they know he or she is behind the wheel.

Other bad behaviors that some parents are guilty of are driving aggressively and speeding excessively. By making sure you are a good driving model and keeping the lines of communication open between you and your teen, you can greatly decrease the chances of your child engaging in dangerous driving behaviors. This is provided as general information on this topic and is not intended to be legal advice.