That means we have at least four months of hazardous weather of snow, sleet and rain. Those conditions can make driving for anyone a potentially dangerous event, but most especially for the inexperienced teenage driver. It is common knowledge that auto insurance rates are much greater for drivers under 25 years old and it’s mostly due to the statistics that the accident rates are much higher. These young teenagers have a problem staying out of trouble on the road because of the following reasons.
1) They take more risks because they have no fear.
2) They are limited to solving problems quickly and under pressure.
3) Easily distracted.
4) Lack of experience.
5) Difficulty with speed, distance and location.
All of these reasons make a dangerous combination when you add the winter weather threats to the equation. So, in order to help eliminate some of these risks, a great idea for your teenage driver is to send them to a In Control Crash Prevention Course.
The In Control Crash Prevention Course is a closed course that does hands-on training that focuses on the most likely crash scenarios and how to avoid them. They determined the most dangerous activities after examining insurance and police data and assessing the biggest needs. All of the training is done one-on-one with highly qualified instructors in their own vehicles. The drills include proper hands on the wheel, emergency braking skills, advanced steering skills, speed control, backing up skills, maneuvering in tight spaces, anti-cell/text messaging distraction experience and emergency avoidance maneuvers. To see what this driving course can teach your teen, watch this video.
Not only are you helping your teenager be a better defensive driver, you can also get the added benefit of receiving a discount on your insurance for your new driver. To find out if this discount is offered in your state, contact your agent for more information about the Crash Prevention Course.
Here at Donald J. Medeiros Insurance Agency our goal is to try to help our viewers by suggesting solutions for all insurance needs. By no means can we address each reader’s specific concerns in every incident. So, we strongly advise you to check with an insurance representative to address your specific needs. However, you can also contact us for any questions or concerns and we will be happy to help you. We can offer a complete line of personal & commercial insurance products for all of Massachusetts, Rhode Island and New Hampshire.