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I wrote this post as part of my participation in a blog tour for Latina Mom Bloggers on behalf of the Allstate Foundation and received compensation to thank me for taking the time to participate. However, all opinions expressed are my own.

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My oldest son, Antonio, is fourteen-years-old.  Pedro is my next oldest and is ten-years-old.  It seems like time leaped forward and they aren’t babies anymore.  In fact, they are both close to taking on one of the biggest responsibilities of their lives; driving! In less time than I want to admit, I will be the parent of teen drivers!

Teen Driver NOs

 

How many NOs for teen drivers and all drivers do you see in the picture above?

That’s a picture of my son, Antonio.  He agreed to pose for this post and it gave us a chance to really talk about a lot of things parents need to discuss with their teen drivers, before they start driving!  Car accidents are the number 1 cause of death among teens.  That is a scary reality.  The Allstate Foundation has created new driver education resources available for parents in both Spanish and English.  Allstate has responded to a public need for more information for both teens and parents, as indicated in their recent ¡Vamos! survey.

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I didn’t know what to expect when I was invited along with other Bloggers to listen to Jorge discuss the results of the survey.   They were eye-opening and Jorge’s tips for parents definitely hit home!

42 percent of Hispanic parents assumed drugs and alcohol were the number one cause of teen deaths.  Many Hispanic teens are late to get their driver’s license.  Hispanic parents noted a need for teens to be more responsible as the reason.

Jorge Monsivais gave some great tips for all to teach their teens about driving safety:

  • Parents must be the role model, especially when it comes to driving.
  • Parents should set aside at least 30 minutes per week to drive with their teen.
  • Parents need to talk to their kids about the NOs:  speeding, distractions, safety violations
  • Set clears rules and expectations about your teens driving privileges.
  • Encourage teen drivers to sign a safe driver agreement.
  • Learning to drive safely with parents before driving other passengers; 6 months!

We also had a #VamosConCuidado chat! Check out some of these great tips and eye-opening statistics!

 

 


As parents, we are the most important education, support, and resource for our teen drivers!  I appreciate all that the Allstate Foundation, has done to support us on our journey to raising safe drivers!

What conversations have you had with your own teen?  Do you have a driving contract, specific rules, and open conversation?