Blogs

Feb
19
2015

Mixed Emotions

By DriveitHOME

Inexperience is the big issue we talk about here on DriveitHOME, and as you probably know by now, it can take many forms. Another issue on the minds of many parents with new teen drivers is impairment. Nothing is scarier than the thought of our teens behind the wheel, impaired by alcohol or drugs, or as a passenger in a car with someone who is.

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Jan
28
2015

Adventures in Teen Driving by Kathy Bernstein Harris: Practice—Who Needs Practice?

By DriveitHOME

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
14
2015

Adventures in Teen Driving by Kathy Bernstein Harris: Chicken

By DriveitHOME

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.

Happy New Year! I hope everyone had a wonderful holiday season with family and friends!

The Harris house maintained a hectic schedule over the holiday break, filled with family festivities and, of course, hockey. Nevertheless, Declan and I found some time to practice a bit while we were driving back and forth to events.

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Dec
16
2014

Adventures in Teen Driving by Kathy Bernstein Harris: How Do You Teach a Teen to Drive?

By DriveitHOME

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.

How do you actually teach a teen to drive?

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Dec
12
2014

Infographic: Teens and Drugged Driving

By DriveitHOME

December is National Impaired Driving Prevention Month – the perfect time to talk to teens about the effects of driving under the influence of alcohol or other drugs, such as marijuana.

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Dec
3
2014

Adventures in Teen Driving by Kathy Bernstein Harris: Is He Ready?

By DriveitHOME

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.

To “permit” or not to “permit”…that’s the question.

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Nov
26
2014

Teen Driving Safety & Thanksgiving

By DriveitHOME

The National Safety Council estimates 418 deaths and 44,700 medically consulted injuries may occur on our nation’s roadways during the Thanksgiving holiday period, which begins at 6 p.m. Wednesday, Nov. 26 and ends at 11:59 p.m. Sunday, Nov. 30. 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
19
2014

Adventures in Teen Driving by Kathy Bernstein Harris: Am I Coach Ditka or Coach Lovey?

By DriveitHOME

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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Nov
14
2014

Report: Teen License Plate Decals Work

By DriveitHOME

In May 2010, New Jersey became the first state to require new teen drivers to affix a red decal to their license plates. The decals help police identify teens who are driving under state provisions that limit high-risk behaviors, including driving with young passengers and driving at night. The law is called Kyleigh’s Law, and it was born from tragedy.

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Nov
5
2014

Adventures in Teen Driving by Kathy Bernstein Harris: What’s My Coaching Style?

By DriveitHOME

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.

So…this teaching-my-son-to-drive thing promises to challenge me in new ways. I’m a mom who tends to “mother in the moment” and I toggle pretty freely through the parenting styles. Now I realize when it comes to teaching my kid to drive, I’ll probably fall into one category or the other. But what does that mean?

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