If you have a new driver in the house you might appreciate this teen driving contract printable to get you started and have everyone on the same page.
I can’t believe it is that time for us already but we have a teenage driver in the house! Yes I am a paranoid parent and still worry every time she leaves the house, but I am getting better! To be sure we were both on the same page I created this teen driving contract for both of us to sign. I am sure many of you are in the same life stage as we are so I thought I would share it with you as well, and share some helpful tips for when your teenager starts driving to prepare you for that moment too. Special thanks goes out to Allstate for sponsoring this post so we could share our “getting ready for a teenage driver in your house” tips with you.
Ok so I am a worry wart.
- You just can’t be too careful I say, especially when your teenager starts to drive. It’s one of the important conversations with teens you need to have.
My oldest daughter waited a bit longer than most but at 17 she got her license and it was time for her to really get behind the wheel….by herself…..
She is a very conservative person in general so that I don’t really worry about but the thoughts of “what if……” enter your mind around this time.
Let’s just admit it…parenting is hard. Especially when you need to let go a little bit. We will start with how we can prepare ourselves and our teen when they start to drive.
First would be a discussion about expectations and agreeing to rules, this is where this teen driving contract comes in.
Here are other things to think about too, and steps you should take to prepare…….
- Print out this teen driving contract printable, discuss it, and both sign it. (can write anything other specifics on the back)
- If you’re going to purchase a car for them, decide on your budget and then research the right vehicle for young drivers.
- Have the car their driving inspected so you can try to avoid any mechanical issues from happening while they’re driving.
- Add them to your car insurance, here’s a resource for teen driver discounts as well as what’s the best insurance for young drivers.
- Ask them if they think they’re ready (don’t assume they are just because they passed the test), if not you can:
- Drive with them for the first time on the freeway
- Start with very short distances when driving by themselves to increase their confidence (we did this with several trips to the grocery store at the corner)
- Take a walk around and inside the car they are driving and show them all the ins and outs (where the spare is, where the proof of ins. card is, how to adjust the seat/mirrors)
Are you ready??
I know, it’s a bit scary but if you have talked at length about “what to do if ________ happens” and they feel confident then it’s time to start.
- Did you know you can monitor your teens driving with your smart phone now?
I hope these tips help you in your parenting journey and this teen driving contract puts everyone on the same page with expectations.
This post was written as part of the Allstate Influencer Program and sponsored by Allstate. All opinions are mine. As the nation’s largest publicly held personal lines insurer, Allstate is dedicated not only to protecting what matters most–but to guiding people to live the Good Life, every day.