Flint Township Police Department
BE SAFE! Driving tips for teens
Don't leave valuables like wallets, shoes, and leather jackets or sports equipment in your cars where they can be seen because they invite break-ins.
Avoid making left hand turns across busy intersections that don't have turn signals. It takes a while to learn how to judge the oncoming traffic.
Watch out for deer and other large and small animals. If you see a deer approaching, slow down and flash your lights repeatedly. Often, the deer will run away.
Also, if you see one deer, watch out for others close by-they often travel in pairs or groups.
Turn your headlights on anytime you need to turn your windshield wipers on-in rain, fog, sleet, freezing rain, or snow.
Don't drive like you own the road: drive like you own the car.
Make sure your car has gas in it. Don't ride around with the gauge on empty-who knows where you might get stranded.
Make sure your windshield is clean. At sunrise and sun set, light reflecting off a dirty windshield can momentarily blind you from seeing what's going on.
Don’t blast your radio. You might miss hearing a siren or a horn that could warm you of possible trouble.
Never try to fit more people in the car than you have seatbelts for them to use