As a father, it’s your duty to protect your children from harm, including when they’re on the road. And now that your teenager is old enough to take the car out on their own (can you believe how fast time flies?), it’s important to stress the dangers and consequences of irresponsible driving. Adding security modifications is the best way to protect your children and their vehicle.
Not all cars on the road have the same safety standards, which can be problematic for newer drivers on the road. Before handing over the keys, you should consider a few safety modifications to add to your vehicle to prevent accidents.
Remember when cars didn’t have reverse cameras, and you had to twist around to see behind you? Those days are over now that reverse cameras are so common in vehicles. However, if you purchase a car that doesn’t have one, you should consider adding it. Your child is more at risk of bumping into a curb or pole without it. A reverse camera will also alert them if someone is walking behind the vehicle.
Blind-Spot Alert System
Switching lanes or navigating through a busy parking lot can be difficult because of blind spots. So another great safety modification to add to your vehicle is a blind-spot alert system. This feature is often in luxurious vehicles, but you can install it in any car. It’ll have various sensors to help detect the presence of another vehicle in your blind areas, preventing accidents when changing lanes.
Tip: when getting safety upgrades, ask your auto insurance company if those modifications will impact your monthly premiums.
A bumper guard is a discrete but great feature to add to your child’s vehicle. While you may teach them everything in the driver’s education handbook, accidents can still happen. A bumper guard can help prevent damage in smaller accidents or shield the vehicle from debris on the road. This additional installation will help minimize the vehicle’s damage and potentially protect the driver from injury resulting from an accident.
Safety and responsibility are the main priorities when sending your child off in their new ride! You can keep your new driver on the road safe by adding these key safety modifications to your vehicle. While it’s still important to teach them the road’s official and common ground rules, adding these additional accessories to your car can help prevent substantial damage and injuries.