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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