Nothing excites a teenager more than the moment they get behind the wheel for the first time. This exact moment can shoot streaks of terror in any parent’s mind. However, with good supervision, training, and education about the rules and regulations of the road, your teen will be on the right track to becoming a safe driver.
Upon receiving their learner’s permit, there are a quite a few restriction both the guardian and student driver must be aware of:
- Students must be accompanied in the front seat by another licensed driver at all times.
- Some states also require that the licensed driver be 19 or 21 years of age.
- Be knowledgeable of nighttime driving requirements and curfews.
- No texting or talking while driving. Be aware of specific state regulations regarding cell phone use while driving.
- Student must carry learner’s permit whenever driving.
Failing to follow the rules above may result in suspension of learner’s permit, points added to your driving record, or possible ticket fines and penalties.
As any student would while learning a new skill, you should expect a few mistakes. Student drivers are three times more likely to be involved in an accident than drivers who are 20 and older.
If your teenager has recently received their learner’s permit, it may be a good idea to notify your insurance provider. If your teen gets into an accident with their learner’s permit, the fine and penalties will be the same as if they were a fully licensed driver. As the guardian, you would be held responsible to file a claim with your insurance provider to cover any damages.
In situations involving student driver accidents, insurance companies may try to take advantage of the circumstance and not compensate you properly. It may be time to contact an attorney. Our job is to match you with a lawyer who has experience with cases like yours, and is familiar with the traffic laws in your local area. Contact us online or give us a call at (888)-906-4943 and let us get you connected to an attorney in your area today.