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January is Teen Driving Awareness Month

It might be cold in December, but January is the month that winter really kicks in. Navigating icy roads results in the highest spike for car accidents in the month of January. But…Did you know that motor vehicle crashes are the leading cause of death for teenagers in the United States?

While it’s impossible to prevent all bad situations on the road, there are several important actions you can take to protect yourself and your teen driver. If you have a teen driver in your household, your role in protecting and educating them as a parent is pivotal.

Here are some helpful tips for insuring your teen driver:

  • Add your teen to your existing family auto policy instead of getting them a separate policy

  • If your teen is getting his or her own car, consider highly-rated, safe cars for your teen driver over a more expensive car

  • Talk with your agent about a multiple vehicle policy or a multi-line discount

  • Review how your teen will be using your car and ensure good driver behavior, which may lead to discounts

Teen Driving Awareness Month encourages adults to provide guidance and structure for kids on the road instead of blindly trusting them. Get auto insurance that does the thinking for you. Stay secure with the protection of AFI’s Umbrella Insurance, which includes coverage above and beyond your homeowner, personal liability, and auto insurance.

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