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


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