Did you know that half of all teens will be involved in a car crash before they graduate high school? This fact from the Governors Highway Safety Association is sobering for parents. Teaching your teenager to be safe as a driver doesn’t start with teaching them how to merge safely and stop at stoplights properly. It starts with teaching them how to be safe in the driveway, garage and parking lots.

As an adult, you likely don’t think any more about all of the safety precautions that apply to these areas of driving, but your teenager needs to be carefully taught them – it’s not in their muscle memory yet. That’s why we’ve created this guide that will help you guide your teen drive in all of the safety tips and tricks they need to keep their car and its occupants safe, even at the most basic level. Here are some safety measures you need to teach your teen to ensure safety at all times, even in your own garage.