School has been back in session for a few weeks and you perhaps have a teen driver on your hands this year. As a parent of a teenager, how do you ensure your child remains safe behind the wheel while they are driving, but also with the plethora of new drivers on the road?
U.S. Cellular has some great tips for ensuring teen drivers (and you) stay safe on the road
Back to school brings a lot of new changes and more teen drivers on the road. Even with the most responsible teens, driving is a major milestone. Since U.S. Cellular has a high-quality network with national coverage, you can stay connected in big and small cities, as well as rural communities. Check out these great resources that can help families with young drivers keep peace of mind:
- U.S. Cellular’s Vehicle Monitoring System allows parents to identify their son or daughter’s location and any mechanical issues with the car. After putting the easy-to-install module in the car, moms and dads can use the app on their Samsung Galaxy 6 Edge to check a vehicle’s location on a map as well as decipher engine codes to be aware of mechanical issues.
- U.S. Cellular’s Parent-Child Agreement is a great resource to help facilitate a conversation with families around acceptable use of mobile devices. You can download the agreement here: Parent/Child Agreement.
- The agreement is free to download, is customizable, and parents can use it to set certain parameters for phone use as well as driving responsibilities and limitations. Parents and teenagers can agree in writing that young drivers should not use their cellphones while driving.
- According to a recent Better Moments survey, 82 percent of parents surveyed have rules about their kids’ cellphone use. What are your rules?
Do you have any rules you enforce?
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