Parents often aren’t sure where to begin when it comes to preparing teens to drive. The prospect of allowing teens behind the wheel often is terrifying, and parents need some coaching to understand how to ease those fears. Not So Fast can help parents with new teen drivers navigate the most dangerous time of their teens’ lives while staying calm and comfortable throughout the learning process.
Backed by research and aimed at empowering parents, Not So Fast: Parenting Your Teen Through the Dangers of Driving, is an informative and vital guide to help parents understand the causes of teen crashes and head off risks each time teens get behind the wheel. Author Tim Hollister speaks to readers from a very personal level. Tim lost his son, Reed, in a tragic car crash in December 2006.
“It’s what I wish I had known before my son died,” Tim said.
Not So Fast tackles several hot-button issues such as texting and distracted driving, parenting attitudes (conscious and unconscious), and teen impairment and fatigue. The book also includes a combination of topics not found in many other teen driving guides, such as:
- How brain development affects driving
- How teen driver laws work and why driver’s education alone does not produce safe drivers
- How to negotiate a teen driving agreement
- How and when to say “No”
- Why it’s imperative for parents to evaluate their teen drivers on every car trip before handing over the keys.