Blogs

May
22
2015

27% of crashes involve cell phones—what parents can do

By DriveitHOME

A new National Safety Council estimate released this week reveals that cell phone-related crashes have increased for the third consecutive year. Crashes involving a driver using a phone—that means texting, or talking hand-held or hands-free—account for a whopping 27% of all motor vehicle crashes!

As we head into the Memorial Day holiday—which will see a record number of people travelling on the road according to AAA— it is important that we keep a couple of things in mind, particularly if we’re going to be driving this weekend with our teens as passengers or drivers.

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Mar
5
2015

Asleep at the Wheel

By DriveitHOME

A couple weeks ago, we talked about driving under the influence of emotions, a seldom-discussed form of impaired driving. This week, we’ll talk a little bit about another form of impairment that tends to fly under the radar: driving while drowsy.

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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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