Observe and Learn
Encourage your teen's high school to participate in a week‑long seatbelt campaign, like the Crossroads Teen Driving Seatbelt Campaign, that consists of an unannounced observation, a week of educational activities and a post observation.
Teaching your teens to reduce speed greatly improves their ability to maintain control of your vehicle, which prevents collisions and rollover crashes. Don't forget to tell them to use caution when driving in unfavorable weather and road conditions.
Rules of the Road
Speed limits vary based on the surroundings and the type of road. Make sure your teen understands Wisconsin's laws—check out this website to learn about speeding laws.
A teen driver is 2.5x more likely to engage in risky driving behavior when another teen is present in the car. Click here to learn more about keeping your teen driver safe.
The American Academy of Pediatrics has a great parent‑teen contract for the both of you to sign-or feel free to create your own! It will hold both you and your teen accountable.
No Drinking When Driving or Riding
Impaired driving seriously affects reaction time, judgment and coordination. Avoid tragedy and injury by making sure your teens refuse to drink and drive, and refuse to ride with a driver who has been drinking.
Wisconsin has an absolute sobriety rule, meaning it's illegal for drivers under 21 to have any amount of alcohol in their system.
Graduated Driver's Licensing Learnings
There are many stages of GDL with varying levels of restrictions. Also visit the Crossroads Teen Driving website, where your teen can learn more about the requirements. Feel free to make some additional rules of your own!