Blogs

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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Jan
29
2016

Tips for Teen Roadside Survival, Part 4

By Walt Brinker

Walt Brinker is the author of Roadside Survival: Low-Tech Solutions to Automobile Breakdowns. In his fourth post on DriveitHOME, Walt addresses the proper use of a jack and the best way to loosen tight lug nuts when changing a tire.

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Jan
19
2016

Fogging Up

By DriveitHOME

It’s that time of year again. Cold weather has descended on a large part of the country. Help your teen driver get prepared for whatever the elements might bring.

Here’s one that can flummox most adult drivers: window fogging.

It’s a common occurrence, but also a potentially dangerous one. Fog can block the driver’s view of the road and make a tricky driving situation—especially with snow, ice and slush on the road—even riskier.

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