Your teen will always ask you to teach him to drive because the act excites him. It will be up to you to teach him. If you do not teach him, he will look for someone who will. When you give him car, he can either take care of it or abuse it. It is good if he takes care of the car but what if he will abuse it?
There are some teens that experience road or traffic accidents because of reckless driving. They are lucky if they only sustain minor injuries but what if they will die? As a parent, it is your responsibility to take steps to avoid the hazards of driving.
Make sure your teen understand safety
It is important that you make sure your teen understand safety. One way is to enrol him at driving courses. He will know about the importance of seat belts, headrests and shoulder straps.
Make your teen committed to safety
Your teen should be a responsible driver. You have to make him committed to safety so he will know what to do and what not to do.
Make a contract
Driving is not easy so it should be taken seriously. Your teen should not goof around with the car because it can claim his life or the life of others. To be effective, you can make a contract and include safety measures. If he understands it, he should sign it. You also need to consider the punishments.
Make your teen listen
Teens seek adrenaline rush. It is in their system so when they drive cars, the feeling excites them. Knowing that, you should always remind your teen about the safety measures and hazards of driving. If he fails to understand and listen, a punishment should be given.