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How to encourage your teenagers to take responsibility on the road

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Ahead of our charity event for Progress Youth this coming Saturday (1st June 2019), we look at how giving teenagers aged 14+ the exposure to a qualified driving instructor and the importance of road safety at a young age can mature them into safer drivers at 17.

Whilst it is a pretty exciting time for a teenager, the idea of your child grabbing some car keys and getting in a car, well this is enough to strike fear into the heart of many parents. We all hope that our children will be responsible when they are driving their own car, but we all know that there is a good fear that they may not take a sensible approach when they are on their own. After all, we were all young once, right?

As parents, it is down to us to encourage our children to behave appropriately on the road, but how can we do this? How can we make sure that they take responsibility for how they behave?

Join us for the launch of Progress Youth and drive a real car (14+)
Prestatyn Market - 1st June 2019 - From 11am

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In order to support parents to teach their teenagers the basics of safe driving, here at Progress School of Motoring, we are putting together our new Progress Youth service. The idea of this service is to give those who are over the age of 14, the chance to learn the basics of driving a car.

These lessons are taken on private land, in dual control cars. The teenager will be able to get to grips with driving a car, all with the support of a fully qualified instructor. Not only this, but the instructor will also discuss some of the basics of the theory test too. All of which will give the student the foundation that they need in order to become safe and responsible drivers in the future.

But what else can you do?

Set a good example

One of the best things that you can do to make sure that your child understands how to behave on the road is set a good example. We all get frustrated from time to time when it comes to driving - and some other less responsible drivers we see on the road, but if we show them the best way to react, as well as the positive habits to have, then chances are that they too will behave in a way we all approve of.

Stay involved

It is great to try and set a good example with your teen, but you also need to make sure that you stay involved in what they learn in the future. Make sure that you take the time to learn more about what they are learning and discuss with them how they feel. If they are feeling nervous about driving, then simply having someone to talk to, will help them.

Progress Youth: Join us on Saturday 1st June at 11 am - Everyone Welcome

To launch our Progress Youth lessons we have put together our very own charity launch event, in support of Cancer Research UK. Held from 11am on the 1st June, if you come and see us at Prestatyn Market, then anyone at the age of 14 or over can get the chance to drive a real car.

We do ask for a £3 donation per drive and suggest that you might want to arrive as early as possible to secure a slot.

Not only is this great fun, but it is for a great cause too. With the money going to Cancer Research UK as a part of their Race for Life Campaign, or how we're putting it - Drive for Life Campaign :-)

We hope to see you there! Please share with all your friends & family who would like the chance to drive a real car for a very small donation to charity.

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  • V
    Progress got me through my test first time. Very supportive & encouraging, would definitely recommend.
    Vicky - Rhyl
  • T
    Progress really helped me with my driving, I have so much confidence on the road thanks to my instructor.
    Tom - Pwllheli
  • A
    My Progress instructor was great! Friendly, helpful and very reasuring. I would definitely recommend them to family & friends.
    Adam - Prestatyn
  • C
    I would certainly recommend Progress. They got me through my test with ease, thank you!
    Claire - Wrexham