A collection of articles to help your teen be a safe driver

Articles from State Farm® about insurance for teenagers and safety tips to help keep your teen and others safe and knowledgeable about the rules of the road.

Insurance tips for teens

Helpful car insurance tips for college students

When your child goes away to a college and leaves their car behind, there are options to lower your insurance premiums while they're away.

Tips for choosing the first car for your teen to drive

Help beginning drivers enhance their safety by considering these suggestions for their first car.

The real costs of a non-moving or moving violation

The real consequences of critical driving errors.

Teaching a teen to drive 

Steer Clear ® by State Farm helps drivers under the age of 25 improve their driving skills, and possibly reduce their insurance costs, too. Discover how Steer Clear can help your teen develop save driving habits.

Teen driving 101: a step-by-step test of essential driving skills

Before letting your teenager get behind the wheel, consider going over this driver skills checklist.

Attention teen drivers: Buckle up for seat belt safety

How you can help your teens make seat belt safety a habit.

Things have changed since you learned to drive

If you have a child taking driver's ed, it's time to learn the latest updates to the subject.

Ways to help with teen driving safety

Here are tips to help your teen avoid crashes and stay safe on the road.

Additional articles for teen drivers

Texting while driving includes growing mobile web use

Texting while driving is not the only problem — drivers are increasingly using mobile web services.

How to deal with parking lot accidents

It's only a common fender bender, but all parties involved should know what to do.

Teen driver safety tips for prom and graduation season

While helping your teen plan, parents can advise about safe driving on the big night.

Teen passenger safety

Talk to your young driver about passenger safety and learn some tips to help keep teen drivers and their passengers safe while in the car.

Teen texting and driving

Thousands of crashes each year are caused by texting drivers, but many teens don't see the danger.

Tips to avoid drinking and driving

Drinking and driving can result in serious injury, fatality, damage and legal ramifications. Protect yourself from the dangers of drinking and driving.

What drivers should be ready to do if they are pulled over

It's likely to happen, so advise your children what to do when pulled over by police.

Advice for teens on dealing with an auto accident

A driver's first accident can be traumatic and if the driver is a teen it can be stressful for the parents as well.

Tips for driving safely in the rain

Being behind the wheel of a rain-splattered windshield doesn't have to be stressful.

Ways to make your traffic merging safer on roads

Travelers can drive defensively and take precautions to prevent merging collisions.

Intersection Safety and Red Light Cameras

Running a red light is a bad idea, but in some places it can also mean a surprise ticket.

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