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May
18
2018

Get Your Teen Ready for Safe Summer Driving

By DriveitHOME

Summer is nearly here and while you might be looking forward to relaxing over the coming months, it is definitely not the time to relax the driving rules for your teen.

With school finished and plenty of free time to spend with friends, your teen may be planning to get in lots of driving experience on summer roads. But summer roads pose many risks to road users, especially inexperienced teen drivers.

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May
4
2018

Be a Better Driving Coach this Global Youth Traffic Safety Month

By DriveitHOME

May is Global Youth Traffic Safety Month and an excellent time for parents of teen drivers to ask themselves, “How can I be a better driving coach to my teen?”

We know that parents are the number one influence on teen driving habits, and with car crashes still the leading cause of death for teens, this means parents have a huge opportunity to keep them safe. The key is being a good driving coach to your teen. Here are three steps you can take this month to improve your coaching.

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Apr
20
2018

Keep Your Teen Driver Safe with the New Driver Deal

By DriveitHOME

Watching your teen get behind the wheel is stressful even for the most experienced parents.

You want to trust your teen to make the right choices, but you also worry about him or her staying safe. Fortunately, we’ve got just the tool to help.

Here at DriveitHOME, we offer the New Driver Deal, a free, downloadable driving contract for you and your teen to fill out together. Filling this contract out before your teen starts driving gives you the opportunity to talk through restrictions, privileges, rules and consequences you both agree to.

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Apr
17
2018

9 Distractions Your Teen Driver Should Know About

By DriveitHOME

Distractions are everywhere, and for inexperienced teen drivers that can mean serious danger is everywhere, too.

Fortunately, you can help your teen stay safe behind the wheel by helping him or her identify different distractions and talk through ways to avoid them. Some distractions are well-known, while others are less obvious, but all put road users at risk.

Here are distractions both you and your teen should know about:

Obvious Distractions

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Apr
6
2018

Stay Safe this Distracted Driving Awareness Month: Just Drive

By DriveitHOME

Distracted driving is an epidemic that kills thousands of people each year.

Everywhere we go, we see drivers focused on their phones, their makeup, their snacks – anything but the road in front of them. As your teen driver gains experience behind the wheel, he or she will encounter these drivers more and more, while also dealing with his or her own distractions. Fortunately, you can help protect your teen from these risks.

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Mar
16
2018

It’s Spring Break Season: Do You Know Where Your Teen Driver Is?

By DriveitHOME

Many teens look forward to spring break, whether you have plans for a family trip or are staying local.

With a full week off from school, these new drivers may hope to spend some of this time behind the wheel and parents should be prepared. Your teen might have a license, but that doesn’t mean you can’t help keep your teen safe.

If you are travelling with your teen – or working all week while he or she stays home from school – here are some tips and ground rules to reinforce during spring break:

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Mar
8
2018

Why Your Teen Could Be at Risk from Daylight Saving Time

By DriveitHOME

With the start of Daylight Saving Time this weekend, parents must be on the lookout for a dangerous driving risk to their teens: fatigue.

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Mar
2
2018

New Data Shows Your Teen is Still at Risk Behind the Wheel

By DriveitHOME

According to National Safety Council estimates, more than 40,000 people died on our nation’s roads in 2017.

This marks the second consecutive year in which this many Americans were killed in car crashes. And though the estimates show a slight decrease compared to 2016 – one percent – this is still 6% higher than the number of deaths in 2015.

For parents, these numbers show that the roads are still dangerous and your teen driver is still at risk.

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Feb
9
2018

Don’t Forget About Driver Safety this Valentine’s Day

By DriveitHOME

Valentine’s Day celebrates the love between two people, often with roses, chocolate and love notes. This special day also usually involves couples driving to romantic dinner dates. Whether we’re headed to a romantic dinner with someone special or just traveling this Valentine’s Day, we can’t forget to keep each other safe while on the road!

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Feb
2
2018

How to Talk with Your Teen About Driver Safety

By DriveitHOME

Talking with your teen driver is crucial when teaching him or her how to drive safely, but that doesn’t mean starting the conversation is always easy.

You might worry that your teen will take your talks as harsh criticism, or that he or she will ignore the lessons altogether. But if you use the right approach, you can help your teen understand the importance of being a safe driver.

Here are some conversation starters to try out:

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