Moore County's Teen Driver: Start the Conversation page

Teen Driver: Start the Conversation

Tips from the NC DMV:

Seasoned drivers can lead by example as well as discuss and enforce the “5 to Drive” rules developed for new drivers by the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration:

  • No drinking and driving. Remind your teen that drinking before the age of 21 is illegal, and alcohol and driving should never mix – no matter your age.
  • Buckle up. Remind your teen that it’s important to buckle up on every trip.
  • No phones. Distractions lead to crashes. Remind your young driver about the dangers of using the phone while driving – whether it’s texting, calling, navigating, browsing social media or changing music.  
  • No speeding. Require your teen to drive the speed limit. Every time speed doubles, stopping distance quadruples.
  • No more than one passenger at a time. With each passenger in the vehicle, your teen’s risk of a fatal crash goes up. Do not allow your new driver to ride with more than one passenger unless you are also present in the vehicle.  
  • Also, remind your teen that as a passenger they have a right to speak up. Encourage them to say something if they feel unsafe while riding as a passenger in a vehicle. Passengers accounted for nearly one-third of all traffic fatalities in the U.S. in 2020.

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