Parent-Teen Safe Driving Contract

At the age of sixteen most teens are excited about the freedom of driving a car but many do not realize the responsibilities that come with driving. It’s important to set rules, consequences and rewards so that the teen and parent have a clear agreement. Rules such as curfews, boundaries, passengers, insurance, vehicle maintenance and others should be discussed with your child. It’s important to set up consequences if the rules are not followed properly, with the ultimate consequence being losing the keys to the car and the privilege to drive. If your teen follows the rules, you may want to consider changing some of the rules as he or she becomes a reliable driver.

NYCM Insurance has put together a Parent-Teen contact that can be filled out to help insure your teen’s safety while driving.

I __________ agree to abide by the rules, consequences and rewards of this contract. I realize that driving is a privilege and I accept responsibility for all my actions. If my parents deny me permission to drive, I will not argue.  Whenever I cannot abide by the rules and I can contact my parents, I will contact them.

Permission
Rule: I will ask permission to drive the vehicle_________________________________.
Consequences: __________________________________________________________.
Reward:________________________________________________________________.

Curfew
Rule: I must be home by _____________on week days and ____________ on weekends or ____________________________________________________________________.
Consequences: __________________________________________________________.
Reward:________________________________________________________________.

 

Boundaries
Rule: I must stay within these boundaries_____________________________________.
Consequences: __________________________________________________________.
Reward:________________________________________________________________.

 

Passengers
Rule: When driving without a parent/guardian I am allowed to have ____ friend(s) in my car.
Consequences: __________________________________________________________.
Reward:________________________________________________________________.

Rule: Passengers that can be in the car without a parent/guardian include_____________.
Consequences: __________________________________________________________.
Reward:________________________________________________________________.

 

Insurance
Rule: Insurance will be paid by______________________________________________.
Consequences: __________________________________________________________.
Reward:________________________________________________________________.

Rule: Insurance on the vehicle driven will be provided by_________________________.
Consequences: __________________________________________________________.
Reward:________________________________________________________________.

 

Vehicle Maintenance
Rule: The maintenance of the vehicle, such as oil changes, tires, washer fluid, etc., will be ____________________responsibility.
Consequences: __________________________________________________________.
Reward:________________________________________________________________.

 

Violations/Tickets
Rule: If I violate the law or receive a ticket __________________________________.
Consequences: __________________________________________________________.
Reward:________________________________________________________________.

Seat Belts
I will always wear my seat belt and will require all my passengers to wear theirs too.
Consequences: __________________________________________________________.
Reward:________________________________________________________________.

Cell Phones
Rule:  I will not use my cell phone while I am operating a vehicle.
Consequences: __________________________________________________________.
Reward:________________________________________________________________.

 

Drinking/Drugs
Rule: I will not drink alcohol or use drugs while operating a vehicle and I will not ride with anyone that has.
Consequences: __________________________________________________________.
Reward:________________________________________________________________.

 

Gas
Rule: I will be responsible for gas____________________________________________.
Consequences: __________________________________________________________.
Reward:________________________________________________________________.

 

Other
Rule:__________________________________________________________________.
Consequences: __________________________________________________________.
Reward:________________________________________________________________.

 

 

Parent ___________________________________

Teen_____________________________________

Date_____________________________________