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Triple A Urges Parents To Have Teens Practice Driving In Challenging Conditions

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CHICAGO (CBS) — The Triple A is encouraging parents to help make their teenagers better prepared drivers by not making it so easy on them when out practice driving in real-life conditions.

This is Teen Driver Safety Week.

The Triple A says, too often, parents opt for the comfort zone of having their teenagers practice driving when weather and road conditions are idea and where everything’s familiar.

The Triple A urges parents to mix it up a bit during the 50 hours of practice driving required of teens in Illinois before they can receive their driver’s licenses.

According to the Triple A’s Beth Mosher, “We see a lot of parents that don’t get out with their teens into some of the more rural roads. Those can be very, very challenging.”

Mosher says that, among other driver challenges that teens should practice, the possibility of deer or other animals darting into traffic and what to do in case of an accident.