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“Now She Can Drive Her Sister”

Posted by: DriveitHOME on March 18, 2015
Timothy S. Hollister

This week’s post was written by teen driving safety advocate Timothy Hollister, and originally appeared on his website, From Reid’s Dad. For as long as I have been writing my blog, two constant refrains for parents of teen drivers have been, “Don’t put your own convenience ahead of your teen driver’s safety” and (quoting traffic safety […]

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Impaired Driving: Prescription Drugs

Posted by: DriveitHOME on March 14, 2015
teen counting pills

For the past few weeks, we’ve been talking about the dangers of impaired driving, starting with some forms that tend to get less attention: emotional driving and drowsy driving. In this post we’ll talk about an impairment many parents might not think about, but poses a serious threat to their teen drivers—and any driver for […]

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Asleep at the Wheel

Posted by: DriveitHOME on March 5, 2015
Asleep at the wheel

A couple weeks ago, we talked about driving under the influence of emotions, a seldom-discussed form of impaired driving. This week, we’ll talk a little bit about another form of impairment that tends to fly under the radar: driving while drowsy.

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Adventures in Teen Driving by Kathy Bernstein Harris: Snow Daze

Posted by: DriveitHOME on February 26, 2015
Snow piled car

Do you live in part of the country that get’s heavy snow? As a native Chicagoan, Kathy can sympathize, and she has some tips for teaching your teen driver when it piles up.

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Mixed Emotions

Posted by: DriveitHOME on February 19, 2015
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It’s a form of impairment that isn’t talked about very often, but driving under the influence of emotions can cause impairment, too, and teen drivers need to be especially cautious.

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Adventures in Teen Driving by Kathy Bernstein Harris: Nick Got His License

Posted by: DriveitHOME on February 12, 2015
Declan Driving

Your teen’s friends are getting their driver’s license and your kid really wants to ride with them. Sounds harmless right? Kathy has some advice on why it’s a good idea to wait.

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Teaching teens to drive with stronger GDL

Posted by: DriveitHOME on February 9, 2015
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When we started learning how to help keep our teen drivers safe, we appreciated that we weren’t the only ones trying. Thankfully, states are helping too, with limits on young passengers and nighttime driving and supervised driving requirements – all key elements of Graduated Driver Licensing. Now, we know the laws are only minimum guidelines and […]

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Adventures in Teen Driving by Kathy Bernstein Harris: Practice—Who Needs Practice?

Posted by: DriveitHOME on January 28, 2015
Handing off the keys

So your teen isn’t as eager to get behind the wheel as you thought…Kathy has some tips you can use to motivate then when practice time comes around.

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Adventures in Teen Driving by Kathy Bernstein Harris: Chicken

Posted by: DriveitHOME on January 14, 2015
Kathy & Declan

What do you do when the “Rules of the Road” doesn’t have the answer? How can you practice with your teen, even when they’re not driving? Kathy has some tips!

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Adventures in Teen Driving by Kathy Bernstein Harris: How Do You Teach a Teen to Drive?

Posted by: DriveitHOME on December 16, 2014
Kathy & Declan share a hug

How do you actually teach a teen to drive? Kathy looks back to her own teen years and finds there’s a right—and wrong—way to do it.

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