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Jan
29
2016

Tips for Teen Roadside Survival, Part 4

By Walt Brinker

Walt Brinker is the author of Roadside Survival: Low-Tech Solutions to Automobile Breakdowns. In his fourth post on DriveitHOME, Walt addresses the proper use of a jack and the best way to loosen tight lug nuts when changing a tire.

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Jan
19
2016

Fogging Up

By DriveitHOME

It’s that time of year again. Cold weather has descended on a large part of the country. Help your teen driver get prepared for whatever the elements might bring.

Here’s one that can flummox most adult drivers: window fogging.

It’s a common occurrence, but also a potentially dangerous one. Fog can block the driver’s view of the road and make a tricky driving situation—especially with snow, ice and slush on the road—even riskier.

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Jan
4
2016

Mirror, Mirror

By DriveitHOME

Proper mirror adjustment is probably one of the first things your teen learned to do when they first got into the driver’s seat. But for many drivers, adults included, mirror positioning can be taken for granted. How many times do you hop in the car and assume the mirrors are adjusted properly? In order to use mirrors effectively, they should be checked and adjusted every time your teen gets behind the wheel.

On your next practice drive, use these tips to help your teen properly adjust the mirrors before your hit the road.

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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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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
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
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
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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Jul
31
2013

Video: DMV Adventures – Spanish boy

By DriveitHOME

Teens know a lot about many things. Driving is not one of them.

In this humorous video from driveithome.org, a teen talks to the photographer at the DMV about an upcoming Spanish exam.

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