The majority of teens cannot wait to get their license. They want to taste that freedom that comes from being able to drive legally and getting behind the wheel of a vehicle. However, just because they want to drive doesn’t mean that they are ready to drive. Here are some ways to tell if your teen is ready to drive.
They make good choices
Does your teen currently use good judgment? Do they stay out of trouble? If the answers are yes, then they may be ready to get their driver’s license. While it is important to note that teens don’t always make the best choices, they should generally pick the right path.
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They can control their emotions
Teens that get angry, upset or frustrated easily may not be ready to drive. While the teen years are a period when emotions run high, most of the time these emotions can be managed. You certainly don’t want your teen behind the wheel of a vehicle if they can’t manage their behavior and their emotions.
They obey the rules
While it is normal for teens to break the rules a time or two, if you constantly find your teen in trouble at home and at school, they aren’t ready to have a driver’s license yet.
They pay attention
Being a driver on the road means that you always have to pay attention to what is in front of you and what is around you. If your teen gets distracted easily or they are not always aware of their surroundings, they aren’t ready to drive a vehicle.
They are multi-taskers
If your teen can handle various aspects of their life and handle it well, more than likely has the maturity to handle the responsibility of driving. This means that they study for their exams and complete their household chores without being nagged to do so.
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