Parents with teen drivers should consider taking a trip to the book store (sit shotgun and let your teen drive if he or she is old enough!) and pick up a copy of Not So Fast, now on shelves.
Not So Fast: Parenting Your Teen Through the Dangers of Driving 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 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, Reid, in a tragic car crash in 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.
Not So Fast hit shelves on Sept. 1. For more information about the book and Tim Hollister, please visit www.nsfteendriving.org.