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Back It Up

Posted by: DriveitHOME on August 27, 2015
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Proper back up technique can keep your teen safe from collisions and your car safe from costly scrapes. Learn how new technology can help you and your teen back it up more safely.

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Tips for Teen Roadside Survival

Posted by: DriveitHOME on August 21, 2015
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This week, guest blogger Walt Brinker, author of “Roadside Survival: Low-Tech Solutions to Automobile Breakdowns” has some practical advice for parents to pass on to their teen drivers about what to do when tire-related issues arise.

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Adventures in Teen Driving: Walk This Way

Posted by: DriveitHOME on August 17, 2015
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Your new teen driver is ready to share the road with other vehicles, but how about pedestrians? Are they scanning the road *and* the sidewalks? Kathy has some advice to ensure everyone on the road stays safe.

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The Brake and How to Use It

Posted by: DriveitHOME on August 8, 2015
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Is your teen driver still in the herky-jerky phase when it comes to applying the brake? Fear not. Learn more about how you can coach your teen to a smoother ride and a bit about a safety feature that probably wasn’t around when you learned to drive.

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Adventures in Teen Driving: Happy Birthday, Declan!

Posted by: DriveitHOME on July 31, 2015
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Declan is 16–but he’s not getting his license just yet. Find out why Kathy want’s him to have a purpose to drive before getting his license.

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Adventures in Teen Driving: The Zipper, Work Zones, and Other Observations from the Passenger’s Seat

Posted by: DriveitHOME on July 15, 2015
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Kathy’s back with more tales form the road and her observations as Declan navigates the Chicago expressways, road construction work zones and a sometimes less than courteous driving community.

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Summer fun is here, but don’t relax the rules for no reason

Posted by: DriveitHOME on July 3, 2015
July is the high point of summer, but also the most dangerous month of the year on the road.

July is the high point of summer, but also the most dangerous month of the year on the road. Summer should be fun, but don’t relax the rules for your teen driver for no reason.

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Adventures in Teen Driving: Good Cop, Bad Cop

Posted by: DriveitHOME on June 19, 2015
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Kathy’s husband—and Chicago police officer—Dan Harris steps in this week to talk about how different coaching styles can work in tandem.

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Adventures in Teen Driving by Kathy Bernstein Harris: School’s Out

Posted by: DriveitHOME on June 4, 2015
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Kathy Bernstein Harris is the Senior Manager for Teen Driving Initiatives at the National Safety Council. Follow Kathy as she shares her experiences teaching her own son to drive, from the perspective of a teen driving expert and a mom. I’m not sure where this school year has gone. Declan wraps up finals this week. My Facebook feed […]

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GDL is critical for not only teens – but their parents

Posted by: DriveitHOME on May 29, 2015
Pam Fischer

Guest blogger Pam Fischer says that GDL isn’t just for teens. Parents need to understand—and use—this powerful tool.

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