Blogs

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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Oct
29
2014

Infographic: Why teens don’t buckle up

By DriveitHOME

Unlike many adults, teens have grown up with mandatory seat belt laws, and most have always ridden in cars with a seat belt for every single passenger. National seat belt usage rates are nearly 90 percent. We know the best way to protect ourselves in a vehicle is to buckle up. It is still one of the single most important things we can do to keep ourselves safe.

Sadly, this is still lost on teens—they still don’t buckle up.

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Oct
22
2014

Adventures in Teen Driving by Kathy Bernstein Harris: My Kid Doesn’t Have a Chance

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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Oct
16
2014

10 things parents should know about teen driving

By DriveitHOME

National Teen Driver Safety Week begins Oct. 19. To help parents understand the scope of teen driving issues, the National Safety Council compiled a list of the top 10 things many parents should know about teen driving:

1. Car crashes are the leading cause of death for teens in the U.S.

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