Advice for teen drivers heading for the mountains

LA Parenting

Tips for driving in snowy weather

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Snowboarding and skiing season is in full swing, and the kids are begging to go up to the slopes, but with snowy roads, parents worry about driving safety. Drivers who are inexperienced driving in snow can be a hazard to themselves, their passengers, and other motorists. Teens themselves are uncomfortable driving, but if they get stuck on snow- or ice-covered roads, share these tips with them to help them drive safely.

  • Take it slow. Teens are often overconfident in their driving abilities, which can cause them to drive too fast and too close to other drivers. Remind teens of the importance of taking it slow and keeping distance from other drivers in bad weather, especially when driving on winding roads, when approaching stops or during heavy traffic.
  • Avoid Distractions. According to Liberty Mutual and SADD, 73 percent of teens admit to having their phones nearby‚Ķ

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