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Jun 5, 2008
Lastly, try to accompany your kid wherever he or she goes. You can let your kid drive the car while you sit back and enjoy some good music. Your teen might have been a good driver when he or she got his or her license but after that, what happened? Your kid might have thought that he or she is now a master of the road, having driven a car in the mean streets for almost 3 months, therefore he or she already knows the rules. If this is your kid's attitude and if you're riding with him or her, then at least you can correct your kid's doings right away.

Today, kids delve on the prohibited. They party all night, drink all the alcoholic drinks known to man and partner it with rave drugs. The fact is, kids think that they know what they are doing and that they are in control of everything. But facts aren't true at times. Kids tend to outdo it, so make sure you tell them to stay away from these knowing that they are driving their own cars. Who knows? They might party the night off, undergo some of these party rituals and end up in the hospital because they dozed off while driving.

The sixth tip is basically concerned about common sense. Even if your kid wants a sports car for his or her birthday, don't divulge to his or her desires instantaneously. Weigh the pros and cons. If you think your child can't handle the sports car you are going to buy, then might as well settle for a sedan. For a kid like him or her, I am pretty sure that he or she won't need the sports car aside from flashing it to his or her classmates. Sports cars have powerful engines that might be abused by your kids in the future.

The fifth tip should be done before you get your kid a license. There are some insurance companies that offer benefits like discounts and lower premiums if you enroll in some of their affiliated driving schools. But don't jump the gun too fast. Make sure the driving school you get is a good one and not because it is a cheap one (the driving fate of your kid is dependent on this). You have to make a round of calls to car insurance companies and know what insurance companies offer these perks. If you have chosen a good insurance company and a good driving school, make sure you stick with it.

If you finally decided to get your kid a car insurance, make sure to check the perks and privileges they offer. There are other insurance companies which allow the kids to get discounts if they get high grades. The kid has to maintain a GPA of 3.0 or higher to qualify for this and what you can do is encourage them by giving them the money you got from the discount instead of keeping it. With this, you can actually promote the kid's morale, encourage him or her to be a safe driver and make him or her do good in school.

The third thing that you can do so that you can lower the premium of your kid is to put them under your policy and not set up their own. Kids might take this as "it's my insurance so, I'm the one who is going to be responsible about it", and end up caring less about the way they drive. If you put them under your policy, chances are, they will be more responsible in their driving since they will be carrying your name in their policy. Also, if you have garnered discounts from your insurance company, you can pass it to them.
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Jon Caldwell is a professional content manager. Much of his articles can be found at http://effectivecarinsurance.com
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