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Dec
5
2013

Personal stories – Caleb Sorohan

By DriveitHOME

Personal stories – Caleb Sorohan

Posted by: DriveitHOME on December 5, 2013

 

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Nov
28
2013

Help your teen stay safe on the roads today!

By DriveitHOME

The National Safety Council estimates 436 deaths and 46,600 medically consulted injuries may occur on our nation’s roadways during the Thanksgiving holiday period, which begins at 6 p.m. Wednesday, Nov. 27 and ends at 11:59 p.m. Sunday, Dec. 1. Obviously a single death or injury on our roadways is unacceptable, and we know our youngest drivers get into more crashes than those who are older and more experienced.

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Nov
26
2013

Video: A mother’s lesson on coaching teen drivers

By DriveitHOME

Like most parents, Diane was very concerned about her son, Tim, when he became old enough to drive. Diane spent a significant amount of time teaching Tim to drive and monitoring his habits. Diane even had Tim wait an additional year before receiving his driver’s license.

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Nov
22
2013

Sharing HEARTS – Anthony Almonte, 16

By DriveitHOME

Through the HEARTS Network, the National Safety Council shares the stories of those whose lives have been impacted by crashes involving teen drivers.

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Nov
19
2013

How to prepare your teen for safe winter driving

By DriveitHOME

It can be hard enough for a new teen driver to master all the skills necessary to stay safe on the road under the best of conditions, but it can be even more difficult when the weather turns bad. Winter conditions can challenge even the most experienced drivers. It is incumbent upon a parent to prepare a teen as best as possible for driving under those difficult circumstances that adverse weather brings.

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Nov
14
2013

Coached his teen, won a car

By DriveitHOME

Last summer, Lance Milton decided to attend a DriveitHOME event in Rockford, Ill. to help understand the new risks teen drivers face behind the wheel. Lance’s own teen daughter was preparing to begin that exciting – but dangerous – first year of licensure, and Lance wanted to know how to properly coach her through it. The DriveitHOME shows, hosted in various cities across the country, featured everything parents needed to know to help keep their teens safe behind the wheel.

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Nov
12
2013

Sharing HEARTS – Ben Newton

By DriveitHOME

Through the HEARTS Network, the National Safety Council shares the stories of those whose lives have been impacted by crashes involving teen drivers.

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Nov
8
2013

What will you teach your teen driver today?

By DriveitHOME

We cannot master anything without practice. There just isn’t any way around it. We never would expect teens to walk onto a soccer field for the first time and score a hat trick. So why do some parents believe teens are safe drivers as soon as they are old enough to drive? Since today is national Parents as Teachers Day, we’re hoping parents ditch that notion and embrace their role as their teens’ best driving coaches.

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Nov
5
2013

Forget the speed limit. Consider the conditions.

By DriveitHOME

Sometimes teens drive recklessly over the speed limit. Some do it for kicks – clearly an invitation for disaster.

But sometimes teens drive too fast even when they are driving slower than the speed limit. It’s not always about the speed limit. Driving at a safe speed also is about the conditions. Because they are inexperienced, teen drivers often do not understand this.

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Oct
31
2013

Guest post: Two mothers’ dilemmas with safe teen driving

By DriveitHOME

Since I started blogging about safe teen driving four years ago, I have gotten calls on occasion from parents, asking for advice about how to handle their teen drivers. Most recently, I received two calls from mothers who were calling out of fear and panic. Below, as excellent illustrations of the dilemmas of parents, I have recounted their pleas and my responses:                                                                          

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