Proper training is a must for teenage drivers. Many states require teen driver education classes, behind the wheel training with a certified driving instructor and a required minimum number of hours of driving with a parent or guardian before coming to the driving test. In California, behind the wheel training includes minimum 50 hours including 10 hours of night time driving with a parent or guardian.
The early behind the wheel training with a parent provide an opportunity for responsible parent to keep an eye on their kids driving and to discuss issues related to driving. Make sure to include difficult terrain, special conditions such as night time driving and driving during a rain storm or flood conditions.
The provisional license requirement of the state is also a good way to gauge your teen driver. This first year comes with limitations that your teenage driver should follow including prohibition of passengers under the age of 20 with the teen driver without a person over 25 that hold a driver’s license. According to some research more accidents happens during the initial driving period of a teenager. This is why parents should take a keen interest during the provisional license period.