Family Rules Regarding Roadway Safety

According to recent research, family rules about safe driving (and consequences for breaking these rules) have a positive impact on driving behavior. Examples of family rules include seat belt use, driving speed, distractions while driving, and risky driving behaviors. Discussing these rules as a family can help combat pressure from peers. Families can also reinforce driver education programs by teaching new drivers about specific challenges on rural roads in their areas, such as locations where wildlife often cross the road or curves where black ice is common.

This section includes resources for creating family rules and examples of parent-child driving agreements.

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