Before the Permit
Getting a license may be the number one goal of many teens but not all. According to a study from the AAA Foundation for Traffic Safety, one in three teens delay getting their license until they turn 18, over a 33 percent drop since 1993. Don’t assume to know how your teen feels about the matter. Talk about it. Ask if and why she wants a license. You might be surprised. Your teen may not be ready. By understanding what’s motivating your teen to drive (or not to just yet), communicating on the topic later will be easier. You also shouldn’t hold back. If you have concerns about your teen’s readiness to drive, discuss it.