Back to School: Part 1

Back to School

Unfortunately, summer break is slowly coming to an end. Soon your teen drivers will be going back to their respective Brevard County schools for another engaging academic year. In previous posts, we have provided some helpful tips for beginner drivers hitting the summer roads for the first time. At Cassels Garage we find it vital to supply our customers and readers with tips for a successful driving experience. Soon your beginner driver will be driving himself or herself to school for the first time and this may come along with some new obstacles. Read below for some pointers for both parents and beginner drivers who are about to make their first solo journey to school.

Parents

Let’s start by taking a deep breath. It is okay to be a bit nervous. Your little one isn’t so little anymore and it can be hard to trust them with this big responsibility. This is one of those moments where you have to let them learn for themselves within reason. Set some strong guidelines and expectations. When do they need to be home? Are they allowed to give anyone else a ride? Make sure they have their phone for emergencies but also remind them that it shouldn’t be used while operating their vehicle. Remind them that it is important both for their safety, as well as the safety of the other drivers on the road. This is a big step but don’t get too worked up about it. Trust the work they have put in over the summer will be sufficient for them to be able to drive themselves. They’ve got this. And if they aren’t ready yet, that’s okay too. You know what’s best for your child so trust your instincts on this one.

New Drivers

Congratulations, you have finally made it out of your parent’s minivan and have acquired this new found freedom! Remember, this is a huge responsibility you have been given. Your parents are trusting you with their most prized possession, your life. So please be careful. Don’t text and drive. In fact, just stay off your phone altogether. Your front bumper will thank you later. Take this seriously. Have fun but don’t go wild. Take everything slow, don’t speed because nowhere is that important, and just be aware of your surrounds. Congratulations.

We hope you found these pointers to be helpful. Come see our full service, family-owned shop in Melbourne, FL today to get your car ready to hit that school route. We are here to help with all of your car servicing needs. Stay safe this school year.