In just a few short years my husband and I will watch our son retire his bicycle and get behind the wheel of a vehicle. In short, he’ll be a teen driver. While I know that my son will spend the next few years learning the ins and outs of operating a vehicle, I also think it’s important that he understand roadside safety. Given the fact that most teenage drivers can’t afford reliable transportation, odds are that he’ll be driving a vehicle that more than likely will experience a roadside breakdown, a flat tire or perhaps even a forgetful lockout. When I can’t be there to pull him out of a jam, I know the AllState Good Hands Roadside Assistance program will be. A few weeks ago my husband and I signed up for this program because it offers many of the services I’ll want available to my son should he ever need them.
Why Register for Good Hands Roadside Assistance?
- You do not need to have Allstate insurance to use this service
- You only pay when you use it, there are no monthly fees
- Pre-registering for Good Hands Roadside Assistance provides faster service at time of need on the road. Those that pre-register will also receive a welcome kit in the mail containing a wallet card, key fob and window cling with the phone number for roadside help.
- YYou can have a total of 5 drivers on your account
How Can You Benefit from the Program?
- Tire Changes
- Jump Starts
Knowing that you may have a teen driver on the road in the near future, or even now, I want to share a few safety tips that will keep your teen safe. One thing I want to stress is that keeping lines of communication open is so very important especially when it comes to laying down the rules of the road.
- Make it clear that seat belts should be worn by the driver and all passengers of the car. Not only does it save lives, but it’s the law!
- Offer easy ways for your child to avoid using the cell-phone in the car for chatting and texting. You can provide your teen driver with a blue tooth hands-free system to make the rule easy to enforce.
- Remind your teen driver of the dangers of alcohol and drugs, especially how they relate to the impaired driving.
Disclosure – I am a compensated blogger sharing the program on behalf of AllState.