This agreement is between _________________(hereafter referred to as
“parents”) and _________________hereafter referred to as “teen
driver”) regarding the use, operation, rules and regulations of any of
the family automobiles. The
agreement is as follows:
1. Driving is a privilege,
not a right.
2. The vehicle teen driver
will most frequently earn the right to operate is the ___________
of the vehicle with permission will be contingent on meeting all of the
conditions/rules/regulations in this agreement.
3. Keys to
the___________must always be left ________________ when not being used.
4. In the event of foul
weather, other vehicle maintenance problems, or just preference of use,
parents shall always have priority of use for the (vehicle) and
5. The family vehicle(s) is/are
owned by parents. Company
cars are not to be operated by teen driver.
6. When teen driver has
custody of the family car, no other driver (other than a parent) is to
be allowed to drive the vehicle.
7. The maximum number of
passengers permissible in the vehicle is ____ plus the driver.
the preferred number is____, including the driver.
8. ALL PASSENGERS AND DRIVER
MUST ALWAYS HAVE SEATBELTS ON AND THE DOORS LOCKED!
9. Teen driver is
responsible for gas as needed and weekly oil, water windshield wiper
fluid and tire checks. If
mechanical breakdowns occur as a result of teen driver’s maintenance
neglect, teen driver is responsible for repairs.
10. The family car shall be
kept clean inside and out, including the ashtrays, glove compartment and
11. Because use of the
family auto is a privilege, continued use of the vehicle is dependent on
maintaining good behavior in the community and within our family.
12. Accidents happen, for we
are all human. If teen
driver is cause of an accident, he/she will share in the cost of the
repair of the vehicle and pay for all the increased cost of insurance.
13. Violations are really
avoidable and inexcusable. If
teen driver receives a citation, he/she will pay the fine and any
increased cost of insurance. In
addition, accidents and violations as all other infractions of these
rules and regulations are grounds for restricting, eliminating the
privilege of operating the family auto.
14. Use of the family auto
in inclement weather should be restricted and will be determined by
15. The use of drugs and
or/alcohol by anyone can be life threatening.
ANY USE OF DRUGS OR ALCOHOL ANYWHERE, INCLUDING OUTSIDE THE
VEHICLE, WILL CAUSE THE IMMEDIATE SUSPENSION OF DRIVING PRIVILEGES FOR 6
MONTHS AND MAY BE MADE PERMANENT! No
smoking is allowed in the family automobile as well.
It is fun to listen to the radio while driving..
Keep the volume at a reasonable level and let someone else do the
tuning. Focus on the most
important thing you are doing, which is driving.
The passengers in your care are your responsibility.
Their lives and the lives of other drivers are always in your
hands when you are driving. Their
behavior in the car is also your responsibility.
18. Driving an automobile is
an enjoyable, yet serious and sobering privilege.
Each year, more than 20,000 teenagers die in automobile
accidents. These are 20,000
young, bright lives who may have gone on to solve the riddle of cancer,
helped put a man farther out in space, graduated with honors from
college, married and brought another life into this world or simply made
someone else happy in some manner, shape or form.
Their possible contributions to mankind are forever lost.
You must always remember you hold the lives of yourself, your passengers
and other drivers in your hands each time you get behind the wheel.
You must always be attentive, serious about your responsibility,
and focused on your driving. Of
utmost importance is to be a defensive driver and expect the unexpected.
Anticipate the actions of other drivers and pedestrians and never
assume an accident can not happen to you, for it is then it is most
likely to occur. Nothing is
worth having an accident - not being late, not missing an appointment or
class, not talking to a fellow passenger.
19. We look forward to
helping you with this new privilege and responsibility, we know you will
work hard to make our family proud of your ability to meet these rules
and regulations. You have a
very bright future, and we hope your proper learning and use of an
automobile will be one more accomplishment you successfully master.
We have all read and agree to abide by these rules and
(Parent or Guardian)