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Before You Take The Wheel

The idea of driving for the first time can be very exciting. Driving gives you a new level of independence and boosts your self-confidence. But there are also a number of risks and responsibilities you need to be prepared to accept—the lives of you and your friends depend on it.

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steering Getting Ready


Being prepared is the first step in learning how to drive.

  • Do Your Homework
  • Be a Smart Passenger
  • Prepare a Family Driving Agreement

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Learning to Drive

Before applying for your driver’s licence, it’s best to get some formal driving education, a lot of driving practice and an understanding of basic car maintenance."

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Driver Education Programs

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Education is Key

Driving schools can help you learn and improve the skills you need to be a good driver.

Practice Sessions

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Practice Makes Perfect

Experience improves your skills and makes you a better driver.

Car Care

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Don't Rush Into Ownership

Vehicle ownership is a big responsibility. Rushing into ownership has shown to increase crash risk for young drivers.

Going Solo?

You’ve passed your driving test, earned your licence and agreed on rules for using the family vehicles. You’re finally ready to drive on your own.

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maint Tools for Teens


Access other helpful resources about teen driving.

Driving Costs Tool

A tool to help you calculate the total expenses associated with your vehicle.

Driving Distractions

A website to help you understand the range of driving distractions and what you can do to make roads safer for everyone.

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authority Licensing & Laws


Licensing

In Canada, issuing drivers’ licences is a provincial/territorial responsibility.


Laws

While each province and territory has its own traffic laws, they are similar across Canada

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All drivers in Canada must have basic automobile insurance.

Keeping the cost of insurance down

Since teens are new drivers with no driving record, their insurance will be more costly than that of more experienced drivers. Check out our tips to keep costs down.

Minimum Coverage

Depending on where you live, the requirements for minimum coverage and where it can be obtained—through private companies or government agencies—will vary.

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bang Understanding the Risks


Driving brings a great deal of freedom—and also, for all drivers, comes with risk. Traffic, weather and other drivers’ behaviour can all pose dangers.

The main cause of crashes involving teens is risk taking—speeding, or driving while distracted or impaired. Peer pressure can lead to risky behaviour and poor decision making.

To reduce the risks inherent in driving, teens should:

  • Follow the rules of the road
  • Not talk or text on a cell phone while driving
  • Ensure they and their passengers wear a safety belt
  • Respect speed limits
  • Never drive when drunk or impaired by other substances
  • Avoid driving in extreme weather

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When Your Teen Takes The Wheel

Reaching driving age is a major milestone for many young people… and for their parents, too. The prospect of newfound independence also brings new responsibilities for teen drivers. You can play an important role in helping them gain the skills and knowledge needed to be safe on the road.


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You can help your teen understand his or her obligations as a driver—and why skills, judgment and experience are important. As you shape your teen’s driving habits, it’s also a great time to reinforce other lifelong values such as accountability, personal responsibility, consideration of others, and appreciation for the fact that actions have consequences.

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Supervising Your Teen Driver

One way you can actively help your teen become a safe, responsible driver is by providing opportunities for practice.

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Driver Education Programs

education

Education is Key

Driving schools can help your teen learn and improve the skills they need to be a good driver.

Practice Sessions

practice

Practice Makes Perfect

Work together with your teen to help them gain experience and improves their skills to makes them a better driver.

Car Care

newcar

Don't Rush Into Ownership

Vehicle ownership is a big responsibility. Rushing into ownership has shown to increase crash risk for young drivers.

Driving On Their Own

You still have many opportunities to contribute to your teen's development even after they're licensed to drive independently.

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Watch the Video

maint Tools for Parents


Access other helpful resources about teen driving.

Driving Costs Tool

A tool to help you calculate the total expenses associated with your vehicle.

Driving Distractions

A section of our website to help you understand the range of driving distractions and what you can do to make roads safer for everyone.

View All

authority Licensing & Laws


Licensing

In Canada, issuing drivers’ licences is a provincial/territorial responsibility. For more information on licensing where you live, visit the website of your provincial or territorial licensing authority:


View All


Laws

While each province and territory has its own traffic laws, they are similar across Canada.

petcar Insurance


All drivers in Canada must have basic automobile insurance.

Minimum Coverage

All drivers in Canada must have basic automobile insurance. Depending on where you live, the requirements for minimum coverage and where it can be obtained - through private companies or go enrolment agencies - will vary.

Keep Insurance Costs Down

Since teens are new drivers with no driving record, their insurance will be more costly than that of more experienced drivers. Check out our tips to keep costs down.

Read More

bang Understanding the Risks


Driving brings a great deal of freedom—and also, for all drivers, comes with risk. Traffic, weather and other drivers’ behaviour can all pose dangers.

The main cause of crashes involving teens is risk taking—speeding, or driving while distracted or impaired. Peer pressure can lead to risky behaviour and poor decision making.

To reduce the risks inherent in teen driving:

  • Follow the rules of the road
  • Don't talk or text on a cell phone while driving
  • Ensure they and their passengers wear a safety belt
  • Respect speed limits
  • Never drive when drunk or impaired by other substances
  • Avoid driving in extreme weather

View all

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