Blogs

Dec
30
2015

Hello, 2016!

By DriveitHOME

Another year has come and gone, and 2015 has been a great one for DriveitHOME. We’ve been able to talk to folks all over the country—from auto dealers in San Francisco to driver education professionals in Boise, Idaho to safety professionals in Washington, D.C., Atlanta and Nashville—to spread the word about teen driving safety. We were even lucky enough to participate in an international symposium on GDL. It’s been truly exciting.

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Dec
23
2015

Adventures in Teen Driving: Here’s to a Joyous Holiday and a Safe and Happy New Year!

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.

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Dec
22
2015
Nighttime Driving

The Longest Night of the Year

By DriveitHOME

Every year, during the winter months, we expect longer nights that arrive earlier. Yesterday at 11: 48 PM ET, the winter solstice arrived. That means today has least amount of daylight and the most darkness of any other day in 2015—the longest night of the year.Winter driving brings new challenges to teen drivers, not all of them weather related (and so far this year, most of the country is experiencing a very mild winter). Early nightfall is also part of winter driving.

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Dec
14
2015
Recommended Items

Tips for Teen Roadside Survival, Part 3

By Walt Brinker

Walt Brinker is the author of Roadside Survival: Low-Tech Solutions to Automobile Breakdowns. In his third post on DriveitHOME, Walt talks in more detail about safety for drivers who break down, how they can avoid becoming stranded and what to do if they become stranded.

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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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