Your teen may be expecting that you will hand over the keys to the car and simply say go have fun once he or she has earned a Georgia driver's license. However, you know all too well that as a parent "go have fun" is seldom enough guidance for a teenager. Instead, it is your job to provide guidance and advice during this critical time in your child's life, so that your child can have fun safely.

So, how do you do that?

Consider having a talk with your teen that includes:
  • A review of Georgia state driving laws. Remind your child that is against the law to text and drive, to talk on a cell phone and drive if you are under 18, and to drink and drive.
  • A review of your driving rules. It may seem like your child is all grown up, but you are still his or her legal guardian. Establish (and enforce) rules about how many passengers your child can have in the car, where your child may take the car, and when your child needs to be home.
  • A reminder to be a courteous and patient driver.
  • Information about what to do if your child is injured in an Atlanta auto accident. Attorneys in Atlanta may be able to help after a crash. However, in most cases your child should first call you and the police to help at the accident scene.

If your child has been injured, please call an Atlanta auto accident lawyer today at 1.770.518.1133 for more information and please read our free e-book: 4 Common Mistakes That Will Ruin Your Georgia Car or Truck Claim to help protect your child's rights.
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