There are a number of factors that go into the making of a responsible teenage driver, and one of the more important factors is parental involvement. The Governors' Highway Safety Association says that parental involvement is the most important factor that can help reduce the risk of fatal accidents involving young motorists.
There are a number of factors that place teenage drivers at a much higher risk of accidents, including, but not limited to, personality temperament, developmental issues and peer pressure. However, when parents are strict, set down strong rules for driving, and establish penalties for breaking rules, teenagers turn out to be much more responsible drivers.
Indiana and most other states have a Graduated Driver Licensing program that is designed to ease young novice drivers to a full and complete license. Indiana’s graduated driver licensing program is definitely effective, but parents can do a lot to help these laws become even more effective, by being involved in their children's driving.