Ushering a teen driver into your family can be nerve-racking. When our children hit their teen years, many things change. Their attitudes changes, their clothing might change, and our car insurance will change. Yes, unfortunately, there is no way to get around this fact of life. Teen drivers are more expensive to insure. Here are a few things to consider if you are preparing to add a teen driver to your car insurance.
Are They Ready?
The driving age should not be so much about age as it is about maturity. Some kids are ready later or earlier than others. If you feel that your child is not mature enough to handle driving, then there is no rush. Give them the time they need to mature. This is not a race. If your child is not ready to drive yet, you do not need to add them to your car insurance. In most states, it is not required to add a child until they have their driver’s permit. The friendly staff at Bonek Agency, Inc. serving Suttons Bay, MI, and surrounding areas can help you navigate this time and make the best insurance choices for your family.
Invest in Driver’s Ed
If your child’s school does not offer driver’s ed, then you, as the parent, should invest in this essential driving course for your child. Those who complete a driver’s ed course drive more safely, have fewer accidents, and, as a result, have more affordable car insurance in the long run. Make this investment in your child’s safety.
If you would like to learn more about how you can help your child make the transition to driving safely, please contact one of our friendly staff members today at Bonek Agency, Inc. serving Suttons Bay, MI, and surrounding areas.