Combine teen driving and tire safety chat and you have a twitter party that engages everyone: most of us took driver’s ed when we were teens, and if we have kids, our teens have taken courses, or will one day. But teen driving safety is a hot button issue whether or not you are a parent; someone driving poorly can affect all the drivers around him. So Michelin’s initiative to educate young drivers beyond basic driver’s ed classes is a welcome addition to the conversation.
When you were a teen what was your best/funny driver’s ed story?
@HuppieMama Accidentally driving the wrong way on major road. Fortunately it was for a second & nobody was coming
@judy511 I took off a rear view mirror while pregnant, gawking at a hunk. #hormones
@eaglesforjack My teacher would make me get out of the car and apologize to a sign or cow whatever if I forgot to signal
@TeacherStacyH I ended up on the freeway first time driving because no one would let me exit Going 60mph!
Q2: How did you help teens learn to drive before they take their test?
@RobynsWorld TIP: Just like everything else – model the driving behavior you want for your teens when they are in the car!
@CraziMomOf2Boys do what my dad did. Take them to our stadium when no one’s there & let them take the wheel
@lovernsavers I’ve taught 3 to drive, 1 to go. I prepare when they are young, showing them how to do things on the car
From BeyondTheDrivingTest can U name 1 of 5 Glove Box Tests suggested 4 tires?
@RobynsWorld Check your tire pressure! <—I love that my car has a built in sensor for this now!
@suerodman Use a penny to judge the tread.
Tire safety is not included in Driver’s Ed. Should it be? What else is missing in teen driver courses?
@NicoleWakelin You know what I’d love to see? GIRLS learning car maintenance, not just the boys. Let’s flip that around for teens!
@RAS070 Distracted driving. Maybe having others discuss their own experiences or run simulations.
@TripsWithTykes Yes – would be so helpful. I still don’t know much about tires & rely on mechanic & husband
@makeup2meltdown I have never learned to drive stick. It wasn’t taught.
@MomLuvsSPORTZ yes have to learn how the tires react with different temps and condition
What have U learned about Tire Safety from Michelin’s safe driving initiative?
@stephan94848598 There’s a goal of having all 50 states include some tire safety info in driver’s education curricula by 2020
@ that there’s not enough knowledge out there!
@ Checking your tread! Super important and very helpful info!
@ Five quick and easy car maintenance steps can save teen (& adult!) drivers’ lives. Print & leave in glove box!
@ That safety doesn’t start in the road it starts with your vehicle!
@ It’s important to take care of you car (and tires) because they take care of you!
What is the best driving tip you ever received?
@IWantcoffeeasap loosen the lug nuts on a flat tire BEFORE jacking the car up
@ThatsITLA My 7yo yells at me if I even look at my phone!
@CouponTammy My dad always said remember it’s not just your life at risk it’s everyone else on the road. Be Smart!
@TWrtobin My kids use their cars/pay 4 maintenance. My husband & I pay insurance but not speeding tckt
@CarissaRogers: My friend taught her kids: “Be prepared for Stupid to Happen”.. I totally teach my kids same thing.
@Techlicious Know your limitations as a driver as well as those of your vehicle.