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Keeping track of your teen driver.

Published:06/23/2008 Safety
Keeping track of your teen driver.    Print Snohomish Times    
SAFECO - Teensurance" provides a range of ways to keep teen drivers safer. Its all about providing parents peace of mind while teens earn their freedom. 24/7 Roadside Assistance, Safety Beacon" Convenience and Protection System, TeenDASH for Safety" Assessment and Parent Resources.

24/7 Roadside Assistance - Even the safest drivers can run into mechanical difficulties. That's why our roadside assistance provides comprehensive service that is available to your teen 24 hours a day, 7 days a week. Your teen can call upon this service in case of a roadside emergency - even if they are riding in a friend's car. As a parent, knowing that someone can be there even when you can't be creates peace of mind that goes a long way.

Safety Beacon" Convenience and Protection System - Letting your teen drive without you is an important step, but can be stressful for you as a parent. The Safety Beacon Convenience and Protection System uses a professionally installed GPS-based vehicle monitoring device that delivers real time notifications to help keep you aware of the habits of your new driver. Safety Beacon also allows your teen to show you they can act responsibly and earn your trust.

How would your teen respond to the following statements?
"The worst social sin is to be a bore."
"Sometimes I like to do things that are a little frightening."
Your teen's answers may reveal a lot about their attitude and safety as a driver. With TeenDASH, you can help your teen become aware of his or her attitudes and how important they are to driving safety. You can help them make better choices and behave responsibly at the wheel.

Parent Resources - Learning to become a safe driver doesn't simply come from time spent behind the wheel. Its also important to start a discussion with your teen about what you expect from them, and the responsibilities that go along with the privilege of driving.

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