Wear your seat belt. Make this an automatic habit.
Be alert. Be well-fed, hydrated, and rested, especially after athletics and working many or odd hours. No chemicals that impair judgement and reaction time.
Avoid distractions. Just drive. No cell phones, food, make-up, loud friends, music. Nothing. Just your eyes on the road and both hands on the wheel.
Be considerate and non-reactive. Other drivers will be rude, make mistakes, or disrespect you. Who cares.
Stay humble. Don't underestimate your inexperience. Avoid speeding, purposeless driving, and driving at night.
We don't control everything, but we do control all of the above. For the rest:
Be safe, kid. Your life is precious to me.Sacred Heart of Jesus, grant mea steady hand and watchful eye,that none be hurt as I pass by.Thou givest life. I pray no act of minetake away or mar that gift Divine.Protect those, Lord, who travel with mefrom highway dangers and all anxiety.Teach me to use my car for others' needsand never miss the beauty of Thyworld through excessive speed.I pledge to drive with loving concernto my every destination,offering each travel hour to Theein a spirit of reparation.Most Sacred Heart of Jesus,my auto Companion,have mercy on me.