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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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Oct
21
2015

National Teen Driver Safety Week ’15: Drive The Way You Want Your Teen to Drive

By DriveitHOME

This week is National Teen Driver Safety week and we want to help you out by providing some quick and easy tips and information you can use when coaching your teen driver. Don’t forget to catch up on this week’s post from Kathy and take her dinner table challenge.

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Oct
20
2015

National Teen Driver Safety Week ‘15: Practice is essential

By DriveitHOME

Hopefully you’ve had a chance to read Kathy’s blog to get a brief overview of National Teen Driver Safety week, running through October 24. Now that you know what NTDSW is all about, we want to provide you with some quick and easy tips and information you can use when you take Kathy’s dinner table challenge.

A recent National Safety Council survey found 76 percent of parents are unaware that car crashes are the biggest threat to their teens’ safety.

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Aug
27
2015

Back It Up

By DriveitHOME

Having your teen put the car in reverse for the first time might cause your heart to skip a beat: Are they watching what they’re doing? Are they backing up too fast? Can they even see what’s behind them?

Whether it’s backing into a parking space, backing out of your driveway, or even the dreaded parallel parking, knowing how to properly put the car in reverse to make a backing maneuver is an important skill for your teen to learn.

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Aug
8
2015

The Brake and How to Use It

By DriveitHOME

Let’s hop into a time machine and go back to when you were a teen driver. Take a moment to remember how well you were able to stop and start your car. Do you remember how it lurched forward when you gave it a little too much gas when the light turned green? Do you remember that four-way stop sign coming up a little quicker than you thought it would? How applying the brake quickly made the seat belt (you were wearing one, right?) tighten across your chest as gravity pulled you forward for a few seconds before it tugged you back to your seat?

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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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