Blogs

Aug
13
2013

Not So Fast: Parenting Your Teen Through the Dangers of Driving

By DriveitHOME

Parents often aren’t sure where to begin when it comes to preparing teens to drive. The prospect of allowing teens behind the wheel often is terrifying, and parents need some coaching to understand how to ease those fears. Not So Fast can help parents with new teen drivers navigate the most dangerous time of their teens’ lives while staying calm and comfortable throughout the learning process.

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Aug
8
2013

Video: The most important safe driving tip

By DriveitHOME

There are three things every parent needs to have in order to effectively coach teen drivers. Jim Million, lead driving instructor for Toyota Driving Expectations, explains the keys to effective parental coaching in this video from driveithome.org.

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Aug
6
2013

A teen’s perspective: Respect your parents

By DriveitHOME

Written by: Laura Saldivar

Learning to drive is a stepping stone into the adult world for most teens. The learning process can be stressful, but it can be much easier with the help of a parent. Most teens cringe thinking their parents could be right, much less thinking mom and dad have good advice. However, parents are simply looking out for their teens’ best interests.

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Aug
1
2013

Report: Why teens are delaying licensure

By DriveitHOME

We know Graduated Driver Licensing systems save lives. Numerous studies have shown a correlation between GDL and the decreased number of crashes involving 16- and 17-year-old drivers. However, studies examining the effects of GDL on 18- and 19-year-old drivers have produced conflicting results.

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Jul
31
2013

Video: DMV Adventures – Spanish boy

By DriveitHOME

Teens know a lot about many things. Driving is not one of them.

In this humorous video from driveithome.org, a teen talks to the photographer at the DMV about an upcoming Spanish exam.

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Jul
25
2013

In our own words – Martha Tessmer

By DriveitHOME

Submitted by: Martha Tessmer

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Jul
23
2013

Parents, share your safe driving tips

By DriveitHOME

Parents, we know many of you have nightmares about your teens getting driver’s licenses, and the sobering statistics don’t do much to quell anxiety. Having a circle of friends to offer support and advice can help ease nerves. But if you can’t get together to have coffee and stew about your teens’ safety, the parent forum at driveithome.org is the next best thing.

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Jul
18
2013

Spread the word: the 100 deadliest days

By DriveitHOME

July 15 marked the middle of a period known as the 100 deadliest days for teen drivers. Based on historical trends, as many as 600 people likely have been killed in preventable young driver-related crashes since Memorial Day. Education is a critical component in the fight to end these crashes and keep teen drivers as safe as possible. If you haven’t done so already, please help us spread the word.

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Jul
16
2013

A teen’s perspective: Why GDL is important

By DriveitHOME

Written by: Laura Saldivar

I have been out of the Graduated Driver Licensing program for over a year and going through it really opened my eyes. I am thankful to live in a state that cares about teen drivers and offers a step-by-step learning process. GDL taught me valuable life skills, influenced many choices and is saving lives on the U.S. roadways.

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Jul
11
2013

Best cars for teens are ‘big, slow and ugly’

By DriveitHOME

What are the best cars for teens? In this article published in USA Today, NSC Vice President of Strategic Initiatives John Ulczycki provides insight into what kind of wheels new drivers should have:

When John Ulczycki’s six children got their driver’s licenses in the 2000s, they drove their grandmother’s boring Buick or some car nearly as embarrassing.

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