Blogs

Jul
29
2016

Commercial Roadside Assisters Are Not Always Prepared

By Walt Brinker

Guest blogger Walt Brinker, author of Roadside Survival, is back on the DIH blog with some short vignettes about his experiences with car breakdowns, which have previously been published in the Fayetteville Observer. Walt’s tips are great for drivers of all ages, but parents may find them especially useful to pass on to their teen drivers. This week, Walt talks about the importance of being prepared—even when you have help from a commercial roadside service.

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Jul
22
2016
Adventures in Teen Driving #26: Farewell

Adventures in Teen Driving: Farewell

By Kathy Bernstein Harris

I can’t believe how fast the time has flown. Declan has had his license for about a year now and thankfully, neither he nor the car are any worse for wear.

Well, that’s not entirely true…the car has the permanent stench of hockey gear – but everyone in my family is used to the smell!

Has my life become easier since Declan has been driving by himself? I would have to say yes, for the most part. I’m not running nearly as much as I once was. He can get himself to school, hockey and as of this summer, work.

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Jul
15
2016

Realities of Driving Today – A new video teaching tool for driver education teachers.

By Andy Pilgrim

My name is Andy Pilgrim. I have been a professional racecar driver for over thirty years now. I am also a business owner in the IT consulting arena.

I came to the U.S. from the UK as a computer programmer in the early 1980’s and was very proud to become a citizen in 1998. 

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May
6
2016

Adventures in Teen Driving: Happy Mother’s Day!

By Kathy Bernstein Harris

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 wanted to take a moment to wish all the Moms who read this blog a Happy Mother’s Day!

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Apr
22
2016

Adventures in Teen Driving: It was just a matter of time

By Kathy Bernstein Harris

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. 

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Feb
26
2016
Car Trouble

Tips for Teen Roadside Survival, Part 5 – Winter Driving II

By Walt Brinker

Ice covered roads:

  • Do not drive at all on unsalted/treated roads. If there is no other choice, drive only for a limited distance with chains or studded tires. Practice putting on the chains before they are needed! The use of tire chains is legal in most states, when necessary, provided they do not damage the highway (check with your local authorities to be sure).

Snow covered roads (no ice):

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Feb
23
2016
Ice Scraping

Tips for Teen Roadside Survival, Part 5 – Winter Driving I

By Walt Brinker

Hello once again, DriveitHOME friends. When it comes to winter driving, all considerations and tips spelled out in my book, “Roadside Survival”, still apply, PLUS you’ll also want to make sure your teen makes the following preparations:

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Feb
19
2016

Teaching “Driving Readiness” in Young Teens

By DriveitHOME

Missy Menzes, occupational therapist and founder of Extra Credit! LLC, is dedicated to helping school-aged kids and families dealing with “hidden disabilities” and learning differences.  As program director of “Driving Readiness for Teens (DRT)” and member of the Texas Teen Safe Driving Coalition (TTSDC), Missy adds a unique and valuable perspective to parents and guardians of potential drivers.

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Feb
17
2016

Sobering Stats: Motor Vehicle Deaths up in 2015

By DriveitHOME

Today, the National Safety Council released preliminary estimates indicating that motor vehicle deaths increased by 8 percent last year over the 2014 numbers. The numbers may not immediately register with you, but the most important take-away is that this is the largest year-over-year increase in 50 years.

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Feb
9
2016

Adventures in Teen Driving: We’re in the thick of it!

By Kathy Bernstein Harris

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. 

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