This parents' section provides tips to help you and your teen understand and reduce road safety risks.
Teens are at a higher risk of being in a crash. One in five new drivers are involved in a crash within their first two years of driving, and car crashes are the number one killer of youth aged 13 to 25 in B.C.
Help you and your teen understand and reduce road safety risks:
The graduated licensing program (GLP) reduces the risks of driving by granting privileges in stages as a new driver proves his or her abilities and gains experience. Your teen driver will get lots of practice under controlled conditions while in the GLP.
In the table below, learn about the three stages in the GLP.
|1||Learner’s (L) stage||The driver gains experience while practicing with an adult under strict conditions. They must remain a learner for 12 months.|
|2|| Novice (N) stage
||The driver may now drive without supervision but with limits on the number of passengers and zero tolerance for alcohol. Most drivers must remain in this stage for 24 months.|
|3||Full-privilege licence||The N stage restrictions are lifted for the driver.|
These valuable resources will help your teen become a safe driver. They’ll also help you understand what your teen is going through and what is expected of them.