Putting a teen driver on the road can be nerve-racking for parents. To ease the anxiety, Mothering magazine suggests that every teen carry these lifesaving items:

• A cell phone, along with a connector-charger (Remember, most cell carriers will respond to 911 calls even for unregistered phones.)

• A complete first-aid kit

• An emergency roadside kit with reflectors, flares, a blanket, a compressor or inflator in a can, and a basic tool kit

• A weatherproof flashlight with fresh batteries

• A well-hidden credit card or small amount of money in traveler’s checks or cash

• A cheat sheet in the glove compartment listing what to do in the event of an accident

Only subscribers are eligible to post comments. Please subscribe or to participate in the conversation. Here’s why.

Use the form below to reset your password. When you've submitted your account email, we will send an email with a reset code.