Blogs

Sep
10
2013

Video: Potato Boy

By DriveitHOME

Teens know a lot about many things. Driving really isn’t one of them. Learn how to coach your teen drivers at driveithome.org.

Check out the DriveitHOME YouTube channel for more videos.

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Sep
5
2013

Get your copy of Not So Fast

By DriveitHOME

Parents with teen drivers should consider taking a trip to the book store (sit shotgun and let your teen drive if he or she is old enough!) and pick up a copy of  Not So Fastnow on shelves.

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Sep
3
2013

Teen driver safety: a year-round commitment

By DriveitHOME

Labor Day marked the end of the period known as the 100 deadliest days on the roads for teens. Based on historical trends, as many as 1,500 people may have been killed in preventable young driver-related crashes since Memorial Day. Many parents understand the additional dangers their already vulnerable teen drivers face during this deadly time of the year. Many parents become extra vigilant in an effort to protect their teens. That vigilance must continue all year.

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Aug
30
2013

Buckle up, save a life this weekend

By DriveitHOME

The National Safety Council estimates 394 traffic fatalities and another 42,200 medically consulted injuries may occur during the Labor Day weekend due to car crashes. NSC also estimates 143 lives could be saved this Labor Day holiday by buckling up. An additional 99 lives could be saved if all wore seat belts.

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Aug
27
2013

Guest post: 18 and licensed, but still at risk

By DriveitHOME

Pam Fischer is the leader of the New Jersey Teen Safe Driving Coalition. Pam writes a blog about teen driving issues for Patch.com websites throughout New Jersey. Here is her Aug. 18 post about her 18-year-old son receiving his unrestricted driver’s license.

 

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Aug
22
2013

AAA: decreased concern about dangerous driving behaviors

By DriveitHOME

We know cell phone use while driving can be deadly, just as we know driving impaired, driving while drowsy and driving aggressively also can have severe consequences. Despite knowing these driving behaviors are dangerous, Americans apparently are growing less concerned about them.

A survey released by the AAA Foundation for Traffic Safety showed Americans are less likely to perceive a serious threat from dangerous driving behaviors such as drunk, aggressive or drowsy driving. The study also showed a decrease in the perceived risk of texting or emailing while driving.

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Aug
20
2013

No carpooling: Teen drivers and teen passengers don’t mix

By DriveitHOME

Returning to school is stressful, so it’s understandable if parents look for ways to reduce anxiety and make life a little easier. Having their child or teen join a carpool with a licensed teen driver may seem practical and worry free. Unfortunately, teen drivers and young passengers are a dangerous combination.

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Aug
16
2013

Video: Safe Driving Games

By DriveitHOME

Parents, here are a few games you can play with your teen drivers as they gain experience and receive licenses! For more safe driving and coaching tips, visit important driveithome.org.

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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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