Nothing kills more teenagers than car crashes. That's why parents are increasingly setting clear ground rules with their teenagers even before they start driving. As kids get older, they ride more often with drivers besides their parents — including other teens who may not have a great deal of driving experience. Teenagers need to be smart passengers. And you need to know you can trust them.
That's what this exercise is all about: Building a foundation of trust with your teenager before he or she drives by creating a Passenger Agreement about when and how they will share a car when you are not around.
To do that, you can create a written Countdown2Drive (C2D) Passenger Agreement — a shared understanding that tells your teen you trust his or her decisions because you both have agreed to certain guidelines.
Complete the questions that follow and we will generate a draft Countdown2Drive (C2D) Passenger Agreement for you and your teen to review and revise — a Passenger Agreement geared to build the trust and understanding you both can rely on in the years to come.
To create the Passenger Agreement, you and your teen log in separately and answer a few questions. Our webtool will create a document that merges your answers and highlights points for discussion.