Blogs

Nov
24
2015
I'm Thankful

Adventures in Teen Driving: I’m Thankful!

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. 

It’s the time of the year to step back and reflect on all the awesome things that have been accomplished this year and thank everyone who’s contributed to them.

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Nov
20
2015

A Proud Moment for DriveitHOME

By Kathy Bernstein Harris

Left to right: Maureen Vogel, NSC media relations manager; Kelly Nantel, NSC vice president of communications and advocacy; Kathy Bernstein Harris, NSC senior manager of teen driving initiatives; Lorrie Lynn, NSC grants and evaluations director; and Tess Benham, NSC senior program manager of prescription drug abuse
 

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Nov
13
2015

U-Turns

By DriveitHOME

Being in the passenger seat when your teen makes his first U-Turn may be one of the bravest things you do in your role as coach. All kidding aside, it doesn’t have to be scary; you just need to communicate the proper technique and make sure your teen gets enough practice.
If your teen has never made a U-turn before or is in the very early stages of driving, check out our Digital Driving Coach lesson to learn how to set up a mini-training course in a parking lot and start slowly.

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Nov
6
2015

10 Teen Driving Facts to Share with Other Parents

By DriveitHOME

Two weeks ago, we observed National Teen Driver Safety week with a few blogs to help you get a conversation started with your teen driver. We focused on night driving, passengers & impairment, being a good role model and the importance of practice.

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Oct
30
2015

Happy Halloween!

By DriveitHOME

Sometimes, it can be a little scary for parents to drive with their teens. Especially when your teen is just learning how to drive, the experience is…let’s say, a little less than smooth. Your teen might drive too fast or too slow. Stopping can be a herky-jerky experience. When your teen makes a turn, you might grip the door handles a little tighter than normal. When your teen gets on the expressway for the first time, you might white-knuckle the door handle.

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Oct
22
2015

National Teen Driver Safety Week ’15: Impairment and Passengers

By DriveitHOME

In today’s National Teen Driver Safety week post, we’ll talk about setting some ground rules for your teen regarding two very important issues, but don’t forget to catch up on this week’s post from Kathy and take her dinner table challenge and read our other posts about practicing with your teen and being a good driving role model.

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Oct
21
2015

National Teen Driver Safety Week ’15: Drive The Way You Want Your Teen to Drive

By DriveitHOME

This week is National Teen Driver Safety week and we want to help you out by providing some quick and easy tips and information you can use when coaching your teen driver. Don’t forget to catch up on this week’s post from Kathy and take her dinner table challenge.

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Oct
20
2015

National Teen Driver Safety Week ‘15: Practice is essential

By DriveitHOME

Hopefully you’ve had a chance to read Kathy’s blog to get a brief overview of National Teen Driver Safety week, running through October 24. Now that you know what NTDSW is all about, we want to provide you with some quick and easy tips and information you can use when you take Kathy’s dinner table challenge.

A recent National Safety Council survey found 76 percent of parents are unaware that car crashes are the biggest threat to their teens’ safety.

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Oct
19
2015

Adventures in Teen Driving: It’s National Teen Driver Safety Week—Make it Count!

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. 

Everyone knows this week is Teen Driver Safety Week, right?

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Oct
16
2015

Tips for Teen Roadside Survival, Part 2

By Walt Brinker

Hello again, DriveitHOME friends. As you might remember, my hobby is assisting stranded motorists, which I have done free-of-charge more than 2,000 times. I want to empower drivers to prevent and contend with breakdowns. My book, Roadside Survival: Low-Tech Solutions to Automobile Breakdowns, is full of easy-to-read advice for all drivers—parents, you’ll find tips to pass along to your teen and learn a thing or two yourself. Remember, an ounce of prevention is worth a pound of cure.

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